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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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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Simpson Strait 68°37’N  97°44’W Winds 30+ knots from the west -2°C/ 28°F My alarm went off just before 03:00; the estimated time we’d be passing between the Terror and Erebus. I had great intentions to go out on deck and … Continue reading

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September 30, 2016

45°24’N   75°41’W I’m back in Ottawa after a phenomenal voyage through the Northwest Passage. We saw everything we hoped we would from polar bears to the northern lights. We were awed by incredible landscapes, and enjoyed visits to wonderful Arctic communities. We had rough … Continue reading

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NWP 2016 – Day one

Saturday, September 10th Edmonton Temp. 20C 21:00 Terrific travel day to Edmonton.     Up at 04:00. My Joe kindly delivered me to the airport by 05:00. Had a coffee at Tim’s but didn’t order a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel … Continue reading

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