Tag Archives: Northwest Passage cruise

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Arrived at the Ottawa airport at 06:30 hours for an 08:00 flight to Edmonton and met assistant expedition leader David Reid, checking in. We are the only two staff from Ottawa on this flight. We compare our plane snacks. I … Continue reading

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Lat: 53˚25′N   Long: 113˚55′W Temperature: 5˚C (41˚F) By 07:00, the lobby of the Executive Royal Inn was filled with luggage. This is a group of serious travellers. Two buses arrive and the AC staff is tasked with loading luggage onto … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Latitude: 68˚25′ N      Longitude: 101˚96′ W Speed: 8 knots             Wind: 19 knots Temperature: -1˚C (30˚F) The alarm on my iPod pings at 06:00 hours. Through the porthole, the sky is a lovely bluish-grey. It’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Latitude: 69˚52′ N                  Longitude: 99˚16′ W Speed: 3.6 knots                     Wind: 13 knots Temperature: 2˚C (35˚F) During the night, the Vavilov continued up Victoria Strait, along the low coast of the Boothia Peninsula. It turns out to be a day … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Latitude: 74˚35′N       Longitude: 92˚44′ W Wind: 35 knots          Speed: 13 knots Temperature: 3.5˚C (38.3˚F) The alarm goes. I fumble under the pillow for my headlamp. Cathie doesn’t stir, so I quietly bundle up in my outdoor gear. I go out … Continue reading

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Latitude, 73˚15′ N      Longitude: 80˚50′ W Speed: 11 knots          Wind: 0.6 knots Temp. 0˚C (32˚F) Time change: one hour ahead We entered Lancaster Sound and once again met choppy, rolling seas.  Lying in bed it felt like I was being … Continue reading

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Latitude 71˚45′ N       Longitude: 74˚30′ W Speed: 8 knots             Wind: 11 knots Temperature: 0˚C (32˚F) During the night we cruised east along north Baffin Island to Buchan Gulf. The rugged mountains, incredibly, were … Continue reading

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Latitude: 69˚21′ N      Longitude: 51˚10′W Speed: 12.2 knots       Wind: 4.6 knots Temperature: 2.2˚C (35.9˚F) A staff bazaar was held after breakfast in the dining room.  This was a nice opportunity for passengers to purchase books, CDs, carvings, prints, and … Continue reading

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Two months later…

Well, it is now four weeks since I returned from my amazing NWP journey. And I am finally getting around to posting my blog. I had great intentions to post every day on board the ship, but there was no … Continue reading

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