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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 Out of the Northwest Passage, 2016 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 … 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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Heading Out of the NWP

In a week I shall be aboard the Ocean Endeavour, heading out of the Northwest Passage. This is my third trip as historian with Adventure Canada and it will be another incredible adventure. This time we’ll be sailing into the … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 13

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, 67˚N  50˚68′ W Sunny, 14˚C Our final, sunny day in the Arctic.  We anchored at the end of Søndre Strømfjord.The hills were rounder, less mountainous, than they were at the entrance to the fiord … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 12

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Itilleq, Greenland, 66˚32′ N  58˚35′ W Foggy, 5˚C I went up on deck first thing as usual, before wakeup call. It was an interesting foggy morning, as you could see blue sky above at the same time. … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 11

Monday, July 27, 2015 Evighetsfjorden, Greenland, 65˚40′ N  53˚31′ W Sunshine, 10˚C Back to gorgeous sunshine today. Little glinting diamonds sparkled on the water. We cruised along the incredibly glorious mountainous coast to visit Evighetsfjorden, the “fiord of eternity,” to … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 10

Sunday, July 26, 2015 Nuuk, Greenland, 64˚04′ N   52˚04′ W Overcast, mist, light drizzle,   7˚C Light misty rain, strange not to have sunshine. I went out on the sheltered aft deck, accessible through the lounge, to get my … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 9

Saturday, July 25, 2015 Davis Strait, 63˚39′ N  57˚70′ W Overcast, good visibility,   8˚C No one minded that it was overcast, as we were at sea crossing Davis Strait, and a good day to be indoors. Not much ice in … Continue reading

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Heart of the Arctic – Day 8

Friday, July 24, 2015 Frobisher Bay, 66˚56′ N  62˚25′ W Sunny, clear visibility,  8˚C So, how many of you can say you have dined beside an iceberg? Just as I thought, only a handful. It was an amazing day that started … Continue reading

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