18 Aug, 2015 THE FINAL PASSAGE

It’s the morning of Aug 18th. Seven weeks of criss-crossing the Canadian Arctic finds me camped on the shore of Radstock Bay, Devon Island. Beside me is the stoic Caswell Tower, reminding me of Devils Tower in the film Close...

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10 Aug, 2015 Blown Away in Arctic Bay

My eyes bulge as I peer through the slightly distorted window of the plane. A flight filled with dramatic landscapes is coming to an end in the community of Arctic Bay in Baffin Island’s northwest corner, where incredible 600 foot...

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05 Aug, 2015 House Visit With John Rae

I’m on the water at last! But we’re not heading south to Ukkusiksalik National Park as the ice is still blocking our way. Instead, we are heading west from Naujaat toward North Pole River. There, with David leading the way,...

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02 Aug, 2015 Exploring Naujaat

Ice conditions are still holding tough - way too much out there to go into the park and no change in the immediate future. This is an unusual amount of ice for this time of year. Only now are locals...

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01 Aug, 2015 Naujaat Arrival

The wind is stiff as I board the plane at Rankin airport eager to get to Naujaat, a step closer to Ukkusiksalik National Park. We’ve been planning a 9 day trip there with parks staff for months, but due to...

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31 Jul, 2015 Rankin Layover

Our flight worked out this time, and Ryan and I have made it to Rankin Inlet where we are met at the airport by Page Burt, owner of Nanuq Lodge. As we move our gear we find out that we...

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