Tundra Adventure Day One

Trip Start Sep 26, 2010
Trip End Oct 20, 2010

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

First off: Today we have a shout-out for Caroline - Happy Birthday! for tomorrow :O) Hope you have a good one xx

Now that's the way to do air travel: private charter plane - no security strip-down or anything, just walk-on/walk-off..."Like a Rock Star" as one of the guides put it. It was a bit like EasyJet and the non-allocation of seats; only there were actually more seats than people ;O) Ha! I had a row of 6 all to myself.

Straight off the plane and to the Tundra Buggy by 'school’ bus; an old guy sat next to me and he’s from just down the road in Cleveland! Small world.

Our guide and driver for the day was Mark. This guy has been driving the Tundra’s for 11 years. He was put to the test with the two inquisitive, to be polite, and noisy kids who kept interrupting him when he was talking to the group. He had the last laugh as he snapped a photograph while they lay asleep, and dribbling, on the way back to the launch site – it was the only time they were quiet.

Also present was Sarah, from P.B.I. (Polar Bear International). Sarah is a zookeeper at the Como Zoo, in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and looks after the Polar Bears, Penguins and other arctic species. She held a small lecture and told us all about Polar Bears. She also held council about Global Warming and how things may affect animals like the Polar Bear…

Coolest. Day. Ever.

Polar Bear count: 4 :O)

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Mam on

Aaaaah!! Just what you went for, bet it was an awesome feeling, and felt well worth the while and money!!! Looks like your having a blast - You'll not forget your 30th year my love !!!!!! Love you loads, missing you xxxxxx

Julie (another one of Karens) on

Ahhhh...how lush are they!! but don't be deceived folks they'd eat you for breakfast! i saw my very first live polar bear in Central park zoo and thought he was amazing (doing backstroke underwater etc) ... but that was a zoo and nothing like what it must be like in the wild... you lucky people!! x

Caroline, John & Daniel on

Hi guys!
Thanks for the birthday shout out! Daniel is loving the photo's of Nanuk's mummy and we think they are pretty amazing too!
Enjoy your last few days. We miss you all loads and can't wait to catch up on all these fab expeditions you've been having!
Lots of love
Caroline, John & Daniel XXX

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