Sydney and I at the gorgeous new airport in Iqaluit. One night in town, then the travel continues.
Looking over Frobisher Bay at low tide.
Sydney catching her first Baffin Island views from the air.
Baffin Island. Or at least a tiny piece of it.
Stepping off the plane on Pangnirtung, a stop along the way to Qikiqtarjuaq.
Canadian North plane taking off with Pangnirtung's stunning mountains as a backdrop.
Sydney meeting some of the local kids.
Flight from Pangnirtung to to Qikiqtarjuaq. Clear weather gave us some amazing glacial views.
Baffin glaciers and mountains.
Baffin's Penny Ice cap, about 5,500 square kms of incredible ice.
Clouds in the valleys.
On the water, leaving Qikiqtarjuaq.
Qikiqtarjuaq, Baffin Island.
Hot and cold.
Sydney's neck warmer, with a great map on it that includes Mt. Thor, that we'll be hiking past on this trip.
Father. Daughter. Arctic. Great combo.
Great to get back out again with Billy Arnaquq.
Ice and water.
Sun going down very late and slowly.
Arctic hues at midnight. Stunning.
Portrait of Billy.
Billy's done this before!
Can't resist another beautiful reflection.
The serene side of the Arctic.
Sydney loving the survival suit.
We're building Sydney's modelling portfolio on this trip, so why not start with the big red suit!
A late evening boat ride to Billy's camp.
Tried to get close to this iceberg to possibly paint, but the ice said no chance.
Exploring iceberg in the afterglow of a sunset.
Sydney seeing her first iceberg up close.
Morning at Billy's cabin, with a beautiful iceberg out the window.
An odd sight: an airstream as a camp out on the land!
First night on the land in Billy's green cabin.
Sketching Billy's cabins in crisp and clear Arctic morning light.
Billy and Syd.
A raging river flows into the ocean from a lake beyond the ridge.
Wish I had time to follow alongside this river and see where it came from.
Icebergs near Billy Arnaquq’s cabin. Lots to choose from!
Sketching a Mount Asgard-like iceberg from Billy's boat.
Iceberg selfie with an arch!
Stunning forms in reflection.
Billy loves taking pictures everywhere he goes.
Waterfall dropping off a tabular iceberg.
Pano on the way into Coronation Glacier.
Taking a little rest along the way.
Another causal modelling photo for Syd's portfolio, with the spectacular Coronation Glacier in the background.
Sydney in front of Coronation Glacier
Sketching plein air in Coronation Fiord, Baffin Island.
Billy Arnaquq in Coronation Fiord
Sydney in Coronation Fiord
Another photo of Sydney in Coronation Fiord
Sydney on a large rock in Coronation Fiord
Modelling portfolio photo of Sydney
Iceberg in the evening
Coronation Glacier, 11 years after my first visit
The campsite Billy and I stayed at when I visited Coronation 11 years ago
The edge of Coronation Glacier up close
Walls surrounding Coronation Glacier
Sydney enjoying sunset on the boat
Views on the boat ride back to Qikiqtarjuaq
More views on the way back to Billy's in Qik
Sydney and I standing on a patch of Arctic sea ice at sunset
Sea ice at sunset outside Qikiqtarjuaq
Setting up to paint on a floating piece of ice in the Arctic ocean
Painting from the sea ice, surrounded by the ocean. A new experience for me and a great vantage point for painting from.
Painting a beautiful mountain at sunset with my easel set up on the ice
Ocean views outside of Qikiqtarjuaq
Beautiful iceberg in front of the Arctic sunset
Some other hikers taking in beautiful iceberg views on the way to the opening of the pass
Calm waters after sunset near Qikiqtarjuaq, and a perfect reflection. What a way to end off day!
Beautiful icebergs on the boat ride out to the opening of Akshayuk pass
Massive ice sheet on the way in to the fiord
My old friend Billy giving us a lift to the beginning of our hike after the last few days on the land with him