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Travel Blogs from Churchill
One has decided that life is moving too fast and has bunkered down to rest wild the other is looking for something to do....and that something was....let’s eat the lodge!
He was pushing and poking and prodding and even chewing on the under carriage of the lodge....and made the place start smouldering black smoke......we were not sure if he had managed to start a fire or what! As it turned out it was a diesel ...
... In trying desperately to get us out of the hole, we manage to break the steering mechanism and are stranded out on the tundra.
After a few minutes of assessing the damage and a call to base, another tundra buggy is sent out to pick us up and within 30 minutes we are finally back at the lodge. Every one settles themselves back in and of course to get warm again, while the maintenance crew go back out to see if they can fix our stranded vehicle.
Dinner tonight ...
... this morning was a good time for sparring. At one point during their sparring they were coming closer and closer to us, that is until our guides made us move a bit. Of course they were only trying to protect us. We watched as they continued to spar, then take a break, then spar, take a break until finally they both walked off onto the ice.
Eventually they both went for a swim in the Hudson Bay and of ...
Our room at the lodge is "Aurora" and looks into the compound which is supposed to be great for viewing the Northern Lights. We had a nice lunch in the scenic dining room. The lunch gave us energy for our afternoon hike to visit the polar bears. After having a 15 minute safety discussion about how to act around the bears we were off on our hike.
We walked along the ...
... of Churchill over the rocks and through some tundra. We also saw the old ship that sits on the coast, the Canadian Enterprise (not to be confused with the space ship) and to the Eskimo museum. The museum was interesting looking at the old artifacts used in hunting back in the day and the carvings. There were also some very big stuffed animals.
Then it was back in the train to return back to Winnipeg. Train only took 45 hours to get back!