… cruising in the interior of spectacular fjords and admiring the numerous glaciers, steep granite peaks, and limestone cliffs.
… humbled at every visit to the graves of three of Franklin’s crewmen on Beechey island. I always feel like I was going back in time.
… witnessing the birth of an iceberg at Croker Bay.
… to just sit quietly on a rock overlooking a channel and being mesmerized by the
ultimate and complete nature silence and taking in the vast bare land surrounding me.
… accepting a travel itinerary deviation because of ice and weather in the NW Passage and spending more time exploring Baffin island. We were blessed by a visit of a pod of 30 orcas inside one of the bays, and 50 narwhals in another one.
… meeting the locals in isolated communities like Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung and Arctic Bay.
… our itinerary was deviated and we ending up visiting the friendly community of Arctic Bay. Our leased Russian scientific vessel was temporarily attached to a Canadian Coastguard ship in Navisivik while the Russian divers were planting their flag in the seabed of the North Pole (2007).
… meeting one of my favorite Inuit artists, Andrew Qappik (the creator of the
… and so much more.