A few images from the last week

We’re in Tuktoyaktuk at the moment (Inuktitut for reindeer), laid up for a week by a bad storm scouring the Beaufort sea. We’ve enjoyed some amazing Canadian hospitality from the crew of a tug boat and are now enjoying the comforts of land (ice cream, internet and showers.) Not too much has happened since we last reported other than a few stormy days of sailing and the odd shore party. One amazing thing about being in Tuk is the big sweeps of piled up driftwood carried downriver by the Mackensie river, something we haven’t seen at all so far given the complete lack of trees. Needless to say, bonfires shall be enjoyed!

Reindeer (caribou) bones. A common site on the tundra

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Musk ox in their characteristic defensive ring

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On the charge

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Unlucky Musk ox

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An island distorted by mirage

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Amundsen’s Maud, the vessel he used for his North Pole attempt

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Arctic char drying rack. Really tasty! Like smoked salmon

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The Inuit like their nik-naks

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Clinton got a screamin’ deal on a fixer-upper. Should keep him busy for a while…

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Mud flats

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Arctic skyscape

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Dreamy sunset

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