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4th October 2018

Baffin
Years ago, I had the privilege of visiting Baffin with three friends and hiking through a section of Auyuittuq National Park at the southern end of the Island. We spent about 10 days there hiking up the river valley to the divide and then returning with incredible views of Mt. Thor with its massive sheer face looming over us. In later years, a very warm summer and rains led to a washout of the moraine damming the meltwater lake at the height of land we had reached, creating a massive flood that swept down the valley and tore out the only bridge across the river - a suspension model. One of my strongest memories was waking up one night and peering out of the tent to see a landscape very lightly dusted in snow and bathed in an eerie green light from the moon.
4th October 2018
Bear on the Sea Ice

Beary nice
Glad you are back in your element enjoying the great frosted frontier. Keep these wonderful blogs coming.
4th October 2018
Sam Ford Fjord

Brrrr
Another blog to warm the cockles with the stark Arctic wilds that caress the imagination and make around a blazing fire seem like a distant dream. Great pics as always Dave.
4th October 2018
Sam Ford Fjord

Brrr
A very poetically written comment. Thanks Dave. It is a very poetic region, consisting of fairytales and mythical beasts.
4th October 2018
Qikiqtarjuaq

Just like a painting...encrusted in ice & snow
I can only imagine how cold it would be sitting on a pew listening to the Sunday sermon...maybe fire and brimstone would be the only message to warm their spirits in them parts!
4th October 2018
Qikiqtarjuaq

Just like a painting
There was a chill in the air for sure. This was the first snowfall of the season. September 2nd was the start of the winter I guess - and it was a Sunday too. The church was open!
16th August 2018
Fog rolling in

I love the fog
Great photo.
From Blog: Thule
16th August 2018
Fog rolling in

I love the fog
This foggy day was particularly spectacular. The fog certainly adds tothe magic of the Northwest Passage.
From Blog: Thule
16th August 2018

Isolated worlds of Canada
Ancestors of historic people remain and live a rugged life. I love every word you write about these far off locations. Some day maybe I'll get to the great north.
From Blog: Thule
16th August 2018

isolated worlds of Canada
Sometimes it doesn't even feel like Canada. This far northern region is so far flung that there is a massive disconnect from the rest of civilization... Tough it is!
From Blog: Thule
6th August 2018
Polar Bear Skull

Thule
I sit amazed at your ventures...your frozen fishing...your forages into frozen climes...yet I continue sitting...light jacket over shirt and suit trousers...thinking. I've heard of Thule and now I know a lot more. I think I'll continue sitting and let you endure the polar chill. Great blog and pics as always Dave.
From Blog: Thule
8th August 2018
Polar Bear Skull

Cashier
That is a great little tidbit. We all have interesting backgrounds. I trust the cashier enjoyed time at Thule, Greenland.
From Blog: Thule
8th August 2018
Polar Bear Skull

Thule
I would gladly endure more cold... It is amazing how anyone could survive here in this rocky, icy realm.
From Blog: Thule
6th August 2018

One of the cashiers at our Walmart lived at the Thule radar site for 18 years...
she loved it! Every time I see her I ask her what the temperature is in Thule today.
From Blog: Thule
23rd July 2018
Bears at Night?

Signs, Signs & more Signs
I've also posted it in "Signs, Signs & more Signs" thread in the Photography Forum...'cos Signs as good as this need to be shared.
24th July 2018
Bears at Night?

Signs, signs & more signs
I will search my archives for some signs. I have a few more classics hidden away.
15th July 2018

The Frozen Tundra
Sadly global warming is impacting this area faster than people can imagine. For those of us who want to see this we must go soon.! Thank you for all the off the beaten tracks you take us to in the Arctic and Antarctic. Happy travels. MJ
From Blog: Frozen Land.
16th July 2018

The frozen tundra
Thing are certainly changing fast that’s one thing for sure! The ice broke early this year and the rainfall has increased. We’re having very erratic weather too - lots of fog and drizzle.
From Blog: Frozen Land.
15th July 2018

A World Unknown to Me
Thanks for this stunning look at a world unknown to me. Not sure I could embrace it as you both have, but I can certainly appreciate it through your photos!
From Blog: Frozen Land.
16th July 2018

A world unknown to me
The arctic is a foreign land to so many. Harsh and unforgiving. Thanks for following along.
From Blog: Frozen Land.
14th July 2018

Some folks get all the fun
Fascinating look at a very distant place....thanks....
From Blog: Frozen Land.
14th July 2018

Some folks get all the fun
A distant land by geography but it remains very close to my heart. Thanks for reading along.
From Blog: Frozen Land.
14th July 2018
Barrow Strait

Barrow Strait
Is that a crack in the ice? If yes or no, what could have caused it? Interesting feature.
From Blog: Frozen Land.
14th July 2018
Barrow Strait

Barrow Strait
A crack it is. Likely caused by tidal movements. It is also breaking up for summer - much of the sea ice has disappeared quite early this season?
From Blog: Frozen Land.

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