Eight weeks from now I’ll board the Ocean Endeavour in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, to head through the Northwest Passage. This will be my third voyage through the NWP, but the first time heading west into the passage — the route the British, Norwegian and American explorers took.
The plan is to sail north up the glorious coast of Greenland into Smith Sound, then cross over to Ellesmere Island. Ice conditions being favourable, we’ll stop in at Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord), the most northerly community in Canada. Then, we’ll head south and around Devon Island, travelling west to Melville and Banks islands, then south via Prince of Wales Strait to the community of Ulukhaktok (Holman) on Victoria Island before heading to our final destination of Kugluktuk. I know already how incredibly magnificent the scenery will be, and how wonderfully warm and welcoming the people we’ll meet there will be.
It’s going to be another amazing 17-day voyage! For more details, you can check out the trip on the Adventure Canada website: http://www.adventurecanada.com/trip/Into-northwest-passage-2017/#