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North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill October 3rd 2010

Despite our busy schedules with Dave's crazy hours and Theresa flying in and out of town to her other remote regions... we managed to have some nice moments of hiking and photography. Here are a few photos of our fall experience...enjoy!... read more
The Smurfs.
Under the lights.
Caribou.

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill September 12th 2010

Hello everyone! I did an ultra-light flight last week here in Churchill. The weather was perfect, and the sun was out and about! Great flight! Enjoy the pics. Theresa... read more
I sit behind the pilot
a photo from the rear view mirror
The tide is out on the Churchill River

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill September 6th 2010

October 15th, departure to Canada. Flight from Brussels Airport to Montreal, and then stop over for Winnepeg. Winnepeg is the capital of Manitoba. After a night in Winnepeg, the group will fly to Churchill. 1700 km up to the north. At the Hudson Bay (English explorers and colonists named Hudson Bay after Henry Hudson, who explored the bay in 1610 on his ship the Discovery). Only in July and August there is no snow. We can reach Churchill by train (Hudson Bay railway) 1700 km long or by plane. There is no highway. Churchill has 980 inhabitants, and the polar bear tourism is the biggest activity, second name for Churchill = Polar Bear Capital of the World. During one week we explore the tundra, we spot the bears, we will have dogsledging, a helicopter flight over ... read more
Polar bear
flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
Manitoba Moose

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 23rd 2010

Out on the tundra the other day we were accompanied by a female bear and her 10 month old cub. They slept for a while then casually got up and strolled through a waterhole. Later on in the afternoon we saw them again, this time the cub was being nursed. It is always a real treat to see a mother bear nursing, and it is not something that is often seen. On a distant shoreline we also saw 6 bears feasting on a beluga carcass that had been washed up. Yummy! D.... read more
Walking away.
Muddy feet.
Wading cub.

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 22nd 2010

Hello to all blog-readers. The crystal clear water of the Churchill River is full of beluga whales. They are truly magical creatures with a high level of intelligence, a complex language, and a friendly curiosity towards us. It was an amazing experience to snorkel with them, being in the water with them as they swam beneath us, turning their heads to check us out. We have also had some amazing displays of northern lights! Apparently, there was a huge explosion on the sun (even bigger than the normal huge explosions that constantly happen there) and the charged particles are giving us a dazzling light show! We have had a busy few weeks, we had some family staying with us and another guest after that, and, with the exception of one of the worst summer storms on ... read more
Belugas!
Beluga, beluga, beluga!
Rainbow over the graveyard.

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North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 4th 2010

There has been some interest by a handful of our loyal blog-followers about the amazing wildflowers we have in this region. So, we have put together this collection of wildflower blogs with pictures and their local (Churchill) names. Please enjoy the blogs. Dave and Theresa...... read more
Purple rattle.
One-sided wintergreen.
Wild strawberries

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 3rd 2010

There has been some interest by a handful of our loyal blog-followers about the amazing wildflowers we have in this region. So, we have put together this collection of wildflower blogs with pictures and their local (Churchill) names. Please enjoy the blogs. Dave and Theresa...... read more
Dry-ground cranberry.
Rush aster.
Erect primrose.

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 2nd 2010

There has been some interest by a handful of our loyal blog-followers about the amazing wildflowers we have in this region. So, I have put together this collection of wildflower blogs with pictures and their local (Churchill) names. I have created these blogs for my own personal reference too, please feel free to add comments, suggestions or corrections. Please enjoy the blogs. Dave...... read more
Star gentian (5 petals)
Star gentian (4 petals)
Star gentian (white)

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill August 1st 2010

There has been some interest by a handful of our loyal blog-followers about the amazing wildflowers we have in this region. So, we have put together this collection of wildflower blogs with pictures and their local (Churchill) names. There will be more wildflower blogs to follow with a bit more information about these wee beauties that pop up every year... Dave (and Theresa)... read more
Franklin's lady's slipper.
Green-flowered bog orchid
Small northern bog orchid.

North America » Canada » Manitoba » Churchill July 10th 2010

Hi Everyone. Usually, you could fire a canon ball down Churchill's main street and not hit a soul, but Kelsey Boulevard came alive on July 1st with a splendid parade! Many of the town's businesses participated and made for a fun morning. Shortly afterwards there was some live music, a BBQ in the town square and a frigid dip in the Arctic Ocean (hydrographically speaking). The 'Bay Dip' involved teams of four to compete against each other in a relay to collect ribbons from a rope, and it was a true arctic experience and an exhilarating event!. The ribbons were put there at low tide, then, at high tide we had to go and retrieve them. This event was actually postponed last year because Hudson Bay was still frozen solid, the water this year was not ... read more
Canada Day Parade.
Baby Buggy and Buggy Bear.
Samuel Hearn at the fort.




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