Category Archives: Arctic

Friday, August 17, 2018

Kangerlussuaq 67°00′ N, 50°72′ W 12°C, Overcast 08:00 hrs – Here we are, last morning of our Arctic Safari, anchored in Sondrestrom Fjord, 20 kms from Kangerlussuaq. Up on deck, the surrounding low mountains reach down to the water through … Continue reading

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Thursday, August 16

Nordre Stromfjord 67˚35′ N, 54˚0′ W 4C˚ – Overcast 10-15 knot winds, calm sea Woke up on the Greenland side of Davis Strait. The crossing had been so calm, like sailing across a lake. 08:30 wake up call — practically a sleep … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 15

Isabella Bay 69˚41′ N, 67˚30′ W 3˚C – partly cloudy 5 knot wind, calm seaWe awake at anchor in Isabella Bay, which is part of Ninginganiq National Wildlife Area, about 120 kilometres south of the community of Clyde River on Baffin’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 14

Buchan Gulf 71˚56′ N, 73˚59′ W 2˚C, Thick Fog 4.5 knot wind, calm sea No wake up call in the cabins this morning, but AC staff met at 07:30. It is a foggy day. We are in Buchan Bay on … Continue reading

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Monday, August 13

Croker Bay 74˚47′ N, 83˚11′ W 3˚C, Overcast/calm wind & sea 05:30 wake up call.  We are anchored in Croker Bay on Devon Island’s south shore, a kilometre from the glacier that stretches across the end of the bay. It … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 12

Pond Inlet (Mittimatalik) 72˚41′ N, 77˚ W 4˚C, overcast 07:00 wake up  call. We dropped anchor in Pond Inlet, excited to visit our first Canadian Arctic community. Actually, it is the only community we will visit on this side of … Continue reading

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Saturday, August 11

Baffin Bay 71˚42′ N, 63˚1′ W 2˚C Calm sea, foggy 15 knot wind At sea. Gentle roll, pretty calm water, no big waves like last year’s crossing. Staff was taking turns out on deck with binoculars to look for wildlife, but … Continue reading

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Friday, August 10

Uummannaq 70˚40′ N, 52˚7′ W 7˚C – sunshine, blue skies wind – 10 kn I awoke just as we were coming into the bay outside Uummannaq. It is a stunning spot — colourful houses built right on the rocky hillside and … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sisimuit  66˚56′ N, 53˚ 41′ W 6˚C, overcast – rainy wind – 5 knots Woke at anchor in the port of Sismiut – 75 km above the Arctic circle. We were supposed to have docked, but then a larger ship … Continue reading

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Kangerlussuaq 67° N, 50.7° W 9°C, sun with clouds Our plane landed at 01:30, Greenland time – two hours ahead of Ottawa. We disembarked and boarded a bus on the tarmac. It followed the dark highway 20 kms out to … Continue reading

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