Letters from the Arctic

Friday, April 12: We Did It!

By 12,April, 2019 No Comments

HAPPENINGS:

The 100 km snowshoe trek is done!!! We did it!  Today is a snowmobile transport into Pangnirtung followed by hotel free time – aka a shower!  There is a town celebration planned mid-afternoon with cultural activities. The evening will be a group dinner and lots of laughter and storytelling.

Our accommodations are the Auyuittuq Lodge.  There is traditional life mixed with modern culture.  The population is 1500 people with a weaving shop, art store, and a growing center for new business.

Pangnirtung has been called the Arctic Switzerland because of its glacial lakes and summer wildflowers.  Canada’s National Post newspaper said it is Known for its face-smacking beauty, the high-walled, cerulean-skied fjord.  The Baffin Island alps draw tourists and adventure seekers. But life is slow up here so residents and visitors accept things get done when they do and people get to where they’re going eventually.

DISTANCE COMPLETED:  100 km

FACTS, FUN AND PHOTOS

Culture is very community-based.  Food security is tough – very expensive price for food.

Rose McInerney

Rose McInerney

Rose combines her love of all things artfully-designed to connect women to a shared community of learning and a richer, more fulfilled self. As a passionate storyteller, published writer, and international traveler, Rose believes women can build a better world through powerful storytelling.

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