Monthly Archives: November 2013

Layers

Cold weather requires a lot of clothing. In the morning I put on silk long underwear, stretchy yoga pants (or “soft pants”) as I call them, a fleece top and go down to breakfast. After breakfast, I add a wool … Continue reading

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Tundra Buggy Sunday!

We woke to a storm! Whiteout conditions, the wind blowing at 40km an hour and temperatures of 10 degrees. Thank goodness we got to spend our day on the Tundra Buggy! This is a giantic bus with huge wheels that … Continue reading

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Saturday – Bear Day

We saw 14 bears on Saturday!  The day was much colder but clear and we even saw some blue sky and a strange round ball of yellow that I hear tell is the sun.  We had two good scrambles onto … Continue reading

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Dogsled Ride!

Started off today with our daily expedition looking for bears. Very good morning, seeing 5 bears! One was sleeping on the ice near the shore. Two were wrestling/playing on a ridge. All of the bears are waiting for the ice … Continue reading

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Adaptation

The Churchill Northern Studies Centre, where we are staying is an interesting place.  The building is “green” and it makes sense for it to be so.  This is a challenging place to live.  In the winter when the lakes and … Continue reading

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Bears, Museums, Cold

Thursday in addition to our bear search, we met with Myrtle, an elder of the Metis tribe (native and scottish tribe) and went to the Eskimo museum.  Hauling myself in and out of the bus with all the gear on … Continue reading

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What Does the Fox Say?

Today we saw a two polar bears, 4 arctic foxes and 4 red foxes. We spent the morning in our bus looking for bears, then we went into Churchill. Afterwards more bear spotting, then dinner, then class. Churchill has a … Continue reading

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