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Published: September 15th 2008
The curious one
that smells human flesh...mmmmm. This photo says it all. Nature is both beautiful and dangerous. "We ARE part of the food chain up here". Our new Mantra.
Our adventure continues! After a brief locum in Sioux Lookout, I head up to Churchill, Manitoba to join Dave and the Frontiers North Adventure crew for the polar bear season! (mainly the months of October and November). Dave has been in Churchill helping prepare the Tundra Buggy Lodge which gets taken out onto the tundra for researchers and tourists to stay at and watch the bears pass by as they await freeze-up of the Hudson's Bay. Once frozen the bears go out onto the ice to hunt their favourite food, seal, after a long 3 months of waking hibernation. That's when Churchill returns to normal and tourists return home. See below as Dave describes his journey so far:
"The beluga whales are leaving the mouth of the Churchill river and the geese are migrating south for the winter, so I decided to fill in some of the missing spaces by flying up to Churchill Manitoba."
Whilst working on repairs, a polar bear came to check out what they were doing and potentially eat them. Luckily, they hopped into a van for protection. See the amazing photos Dave has taken! The arctic tundra has a magical quality.
Stay tuned for more of our subarctic journey!
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