Saturday – Bear Day

Momma and cub.

Momma and cub.

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 the bus when a bear was headed our way, and Jim says we need to work on our bus entry skills!

Seeing the momma bears and cubs (we saw three sets!) was especially exciting.  Young bears have what are called pedamorphic features, meaning they look child-like, whereas adult bears lose that cuteness and you begin to suspect that you could look delicious to them.

I was very excited when we stepped out onto a frozen bit of Hudson Bay, because that meant I was standing in the province of Nunavut!  Nunavut begins at the high tide line.  I was slightly less excited when I step through a bit of soft ice and was in Nunavut up to my kneecap, but it was still pretty exciting overall.

For our class tonight Jim talked about climate change.  it was very interesting and worrying.

Sunday will be our ride on the Tundra buggy!

Arctic Sunset

Arctic Sunset

Close!

Close!

Out for a stroll

Out for a stroll

Looking out on the Hudson Bay

Looking out on the Hudson Bay

Where I stepped in Nunavut Province.

Where I stepped in Nunavut Province.

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