Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sunday: A Big Glacier and a Tiny Village

We woke early for a zodiac cruise of a glacier.  We were out in the boats for about an hour, and got pretty close to the big glacier.  There had been a big calving earlier in the morning, but while … Continue reading

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Saturday: Nuuk, Greenland

Friday night I stayed up late to watch the sunset and there were lots of whale spouts in the distance.  Very cool.  Saturday we came into the harbor at Nuuk, Greenland mid morning.   It was a very clear day with … Continue reading

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Friday: At Sea, Crossing the Davis Strait

Friday was spent with on board presentations, an arctic animal dinner and dance, and general relaxing and enjoying the calm seas and nice weather.  I went to France and Maria reading excerpts from France’s book about the Inuit who were … Continue reading

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Thursday: Ramah Bay and Zodiac Cruise

Early wakeup, discussion of seeing bears with Evans the waiter.  Trip on shore to Rama, another old mission.  Waterfall, tent circles, sod houses, lots of small flat rocks. Consumme, conversation, more info about the Moravians. After lunch: Wildlife sighting, Polar … Continue reading

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Wednesday: Hebron and St. John’s Harbor

An early wake up and Zodiac ride to Hebron. Hebron was another Moravian mission and Inuit village.  It was forcibly resettled in 1959.  Even though the village was self-sustaining the provincial government decided that it wasn’t sustainable.  The people who … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night – Ashore at Cutthroat Island

Evening update: We made up some time and were able to spend a few hours on shore at Cutthroat island.  It was very cold, but nice to put our feet on the ground.  If you want to know where we … Continue reading

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Monday and Tuesday: At Sea

Matthew James shows us the ice charts every day, and though the plan Monday was to get to Hebron by 2, we had to turn south to go out to sea and go around a large portion of ice, so … Continue reading

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