Friday, November 02, 2012

Greetings from Churchill, Polar Bear Capital of the World‏

Hi All,
We made it to Churchill, Manitoba today after a two hour flight from Winnipeg. We stepped off the plane into a balmy 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

Churchill is on the shore of Hudson Bay and is Canada's only Arctic Seaport. We took a quick tour around town and were surprised to find White Spruce growing here. At 58 degrees North we are near tree line.

We were hoping to see Polar Bears as they have recently been spotted around town but the only animals were saw were sled dogs.

The Bay is beginning to freeze and the last ship is getting ready to leave the port.

Grain is shipped from here to the US. Time to get some sleep. We're off to the tundra tomorrow in search of polar bears.

We hope all is well back home.

Peggy and Marc

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