Capital Suites - Iqaluit
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This was my third polar trip, having gone in August-September 2011 to the Russian Far East Coast, Chukchi Sea (Arctic Ocean) and Wrangel and Herald Islands, on Spirit of Enderby/Professor Khromov (Vostok), led by Heritage Expeditions based in New Zealand; and in February 2009 to Antarctica's Western Peninsula, crossing the Antarctic Circle, on Polar Pioneer/Akademik Schuleykin (St. Petersburg) with Aurora Expeditions based in Australia. Adventure travel companies ...
... I was able to get some fantastic aerial pictures. There where dozens and dozens of lakes, some dark and some turquoise.
At first I thought it was due to temperature differences. I remember the reason why the lakes were turquoise in Alberta was because of the temperature they were in. But according to Mike, the owner of Blachford Lake Lodge, it was due to depth. The darker lakes are actually not as deep as the turquoise lakes. In addition, not all lakes where connected ...
... chairs in the back yard and you can go right up to the water on the lake. I wonder if you can see the aurora there at night.
I think it may be a decent B&B to be at if you are mainly staying in Old Town during your stay.
Since I have my luggage back in the hotel, I had to go back to get them. O
I know, totally stupid because I had to come back to Old Town again for my flight. But what do you expect, I am directionally challenged, ...
... 15 so the rest was that one drink and 5% GST (tax). The Bison burger was pretty good and the atmosphere of the pub is great. My only complain is that it took forever for the food to come. But luckily, I met some locals where I'm there, so we chatted away and that made the waiting much more bearable.
So when I decided I want to see the Aurora, I was looking at 3 possible places to go: Fairbanks, Alaska, Whitehorse Yukon Territory and Yellowknife ...
... and the bagpipers (where do they find them all in YK???). I do have to say that I feel that Fort Simpson puts on a bit of a better show (with the fly-bys from the planes and helicopters, though perhaps that has stopped since the helicopter hit the power line???). There were only a few kids with decorated bikes. I remember the cut-throat judging in Jean Marie River (let's get the impartial grad student to judge...) and the traditional games (I suck at log sawing - ...