Day two of our Lords of the Arctic program started with dog sledding.
This was the first time we spent extended time outside and the temperature was -23°C.
I took off my gloves to snap a photo of this gray jay Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic – Day 2”
After a productive morning with ample bear sightings, we stopped by the bay for a quick picnic lunch.
Outside, the temperature was -17°C .
and we didn’t have to go far to see more bears… Continue reading “Lords of the Arctic”
We’ve been out on the tundra for almost an hour…
So far no bears… Continue reading “Did I See a Polar Bear?”
When our Saab 340 turboprop landed in Churchill, the captain switched off cabin lights, and the world around us turned pitch black.
Churchill is a remote town in northern Manitoba, on the west shore of Hudson Bay – the second-largest bay in the world. Continue reading “Churchill, Canada”
A tinge of fall color at Gold Creek Pond in between the rains.
Continue reading “Reflection”
This concludes my Greenland travelogue. All the Greenland posts can be found here.
Continue reading “Bye Bye Greenland”
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
Was there another calving? I got up and rushed to the window… Continue reading “Hike to the Delta”
People come to Mt. Rainier, in the summer for its myriad displays of wild flowers; in the winter for its endless opportunities of winter sports.
But on a beautiful sunny day in the autumn…
The view could be equally astonishing.
Continue reading “Autumn in Mt. Rainier”
This must be my lucky day!
First the whale, then the calving, next came a tsunami. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better…Paarnaq knocked on my door and informed me that I will have not one, but two lovely guides accompanying me on my hike to the moraine. I was psyched.
Simon and Paarnaq are young, intelligent and energetic. We got along just like old friends. We hiked, exchanged ideas, sang songs, and made jokes. In fact, we’ve had so much fun that when I come to think of it now, I don’t remember much of the actual hiking.
Continue reading “Hike to the Moraine”