Voyage 7922

Kangerlussuaq to Halifax

 

 

Day 1 - August 28, 2009 - Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

With all boarding completed, the Captain hoisted the anchor and we began our voyage...


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Day 2 - August 29, 2009 - Sisimuit, Greenland

After lunch, the Prince Albert II pulled into the harbour of Sisimuit (Holsteinsborg)...


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Day 3 - August 30, 2009 - Ilulissat, Greenland

Although the glacier proper lies about 60 km up the fjord, the ice-choked river and berg-strewn Disko Bay made for ice cruising that required many photographs to illustrate...


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Day 4 - August 31, 2009 - At Sea

Concentrating on the area, eventually fin after fin began to appear, a fairly large pod of Long-finned Pilot Whales...


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Day 5 - September 1, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Iqaluit Canada

Today was our second day at sea, which allowed us to have a lazy morning, with no rush to get to breakfast...


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Day 6 - September 2, 2009 - Iqaluit, Canada

The schedule was for a visit to the town of Iqaluit (translation: ‘many fish’, population: 6,184 as of 2006), the capital and largest community of Nunavut territory...


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Day 7 - September 3, 2009 - Lower Savage Islands & Resolution Island, Canada

Indeed, it provided a banner day for the ship and our guests as we broke our old record of seeing 5 polar bears at Lower Savage Islands last year with a dozen this year...


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Day 8 - September 4, 2009 - Lady Franklin Island And Monumental Island

A large male bear stood not far above the tide and watched us as we quietly edged forward below him....


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Day 9 - September 5, 2009 - Akpatok Island Ungava Bay Canada

Akpatok Island is a stunning mix of scree slopes and eroded limestone’s located in Ungava Bay...


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Day 10 - September 6, 2009 - At Sea En Route To Hopedale Canada

Last night we turned the clocks forward by an hour resulting in us getting theoretically an hour less sleep, so it was fortunate that today was a day at sea, with no need to get up early...


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Day 11 - September 7, 2009 - Hopedale Canada

After our historic-cultural introduction to Hopedale we took a walk around the town, which included the compulsory petting of the town’s most friendly puppy...


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Day 12 - September 8, 2009 - Battle Harbour Labrador Canada

We stayed out searching long after the other Zodiacs went in and were finally rewarded by seeing 7 humpback whales and about 200 white beaked dolphins over the next 3.5 hours...


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Day 13 - September 9, 2009 - L’Anse Aux Meadows, Canada

L’anse aux Meadows is almost a pilgrimage site for archaeologists, so to awaken to high winds and white caps was extremely worrisome, as were the sounds of the anchor dragging and the bow thrusters...


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Day 14 - September 10, 2009 - Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland

45 minutes later we exit the forest onto a long boardwalk where we are greeted by an amazing view of the Tablelands...


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Day 15 - September 11, 2009 - Iles De La Madeleine Quebec, Canada

The steep cliffs of Belle Anse are a stunning deep red sandstone buffeted by the sea, creating archways and a sculpted cliff face...


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Day 16 - September 12, 2009 - Louisbourg, Canada

The warm walk was conducted around the Fortress of Louisbourg. A National Historic Site of Canada, this was a fascinating visit...


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