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Thursday, August 9

Ilulissat 69˚15′ N, 51˚17′ W 5˚C –overcast, calm waters Awoke at 06:00, we were slowly steaming through broken, slob ice towards the port of Ilulissat.  All this ice has delayed our arrival by several hours. We start the day with … Continue reading

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Ottawa 45.4° N, 75.6° W 32°C – sunshine I unloaded myself, dufflebag, tube of maps, and a box of books to sell in the ship’s gift shop, from the taxi at the Chateau Laurier at 06:50. The conference room that … Continue reading

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

This was the sailing plan for Arctic Safarì posted on the Adventure Canada website — the route that 202 passengers (and staff, myself included) thought they were taking. However… in the Arctic, ice changes everything. Sunday, August 5, around 09:30, … Continue reading

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Heading into the NWP

August 20th – already! My maps are packed in their long black carrying tube, and my photos and presentations are printed and powerpointed.  I am ready. Twelve hours from now I will be in Toronto where I’ll meet the gang … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Still at sea in Melville Bay 73°42’N  61°06’W 4°C /39°F Overcast sky, light winds from the southeast Moderate swell Clocks ahead one hour We awoke at sea again. “Some of us are over the seasick stage and no longer want … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Melville Bay 76°13’N   72°14’W 2°C / 36°F 30 knot strong southerly winds Six to seven meter swells Enormous waves and excessively strong winds continued though the night, resulting in little advancement in our travels. TV screens outside the lounge and … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

North Baffin Bay 76° 20’N   73°W -5°C  / 23°F 35 knot winds, SSE 6 metre swells (18 feet) Time change: clocks ahead one hour It was a rough sea that carried us across Baffin Bay to Greenland. It was the … Continue reading

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Admiralty Inlet 73°47’N   84°32’W -3°C /26°F Overcast, Winds – 30 Knots South Ice Another bear was spotted before breakfast – this one on an ice floe en route to Arctic Bay. The bear stretched and rolled around on the jumbled … Continue reading

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fort Ross 71°58’N   94°21’W -4°C / 25°F No snow 15 knot winds Wake up call at 06:45, so we could be ready and geared up at 08:00 hours to go ashore at Fort Ross. However, the scout boat’s attempt to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Larsen Sound, entering Franklin Strait 71°14’N  97°10’W -4°C / 25°F Strong 45 km head winds Overcast sky, periods of snow We set our clocks ahead one hour. We were all rocked to sleep last night as we headed north through … Continue reading

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