Travel Blogs from Churchill
... broke up and settled down a fair bit. The sun even managed to peek through for an hour or so!
Four of our tour group had booked a helicopter flight for day 1 but that never eventuated as we had a massive snow storm back then too....so it was organised for the helicopter to come meet the buggy and pick up the four passengers while the rest of us made our way back to the launch.
We arrive at the launch, cold as a mother ...
... prepare for dinner, download your days photos and do a debrief with each other.
Having said all that, it is bitterly cold.....and I mean COLD! The sun maybe shining and the winds gentle (which has been a huge change in the last day or so) but it is still minus 20+ degrees Celsius.
Even though we are here primarily to see the great white bears of the north, we are also looking for the other wildlife that live among them ...
... the water front. We saw Ptarmigan, many tracks for weasels, arctic hare, wolverines, and polar bears. We didn't see much wildlife other than the Ptarmigan. The walk took us into some very scenic areas.
After the afternoon walk it was back to the lodge for some down time before dinner.
After a nice dinner, professional photographer Mike Beedell gave an excellent slide show presentation on his world travels.
... chance to thaw out. Churchill is not a big town, but with the weather conditions being experienced today made walking 400 metres feel like you were running in an Olympic marathon in 45C humidity.....it was brutal!
We were invited to experience more around town but seriously....it was all too hard. Some of my fellow enthusiasts had an aerial 1 hour helicopter tour booked but it was not going to happen.
We decided that sitting in ...
... Also really funny cause Josh apparently doesn’t like reading and got a vegetarian burger and was then really gutted when it didn’t come with meat! I wasn’t going to share my bison though!
The next day we did a river cruise to see the whales up close and to see the old fort. It was so very magical, the Captain estimated there were around 1000 beluga in the area at the time. The get really close to the boat and we got ...