Flying to the High Arctic

by Stuartbarbara May. 03, 2019 180 views
Flew yesterday from Ottawa, north over Quebec, to Iqaluit by jet. Northern Quebec is still snow covered. Note the roads below and the hydro electric lines from the James Bay hydro electric damns.

Flew yesterday from Ottawa, north over Quebec, to Iqaluit by jet. Northern Quebec is still snow covered. Note the roads below and the hydro electric lines from the James Bay hydro electric damns.

Beautiful land formations which are snow covered. Caught the weather front at the top of the photo, with thick cloud covering. Most of the two hour flight was clear.

Beautiful land formations which are snow covered. Caught the weather front at the top of the photo, with thick cloud covering. Most of the two hour flight was clear.

Landing in Iqaluit. Beautiful day with little wind. Still -8C here but spring is coming. Iqaluit is growing rapidly. The jetty at the bottom of the photo is not deep water, so is only for small pleasure craft. Lots of people boat and fish in the summer.

Landing in Iqaluit. Beautiful day with little wind. Still -8C here but spring is coming. Iqaluit is growing rapidly. The jetty at the bottom of the photo is not deep water, so is only for small pleasure craft. Lots of people boat and fish in the summer.

Switched in Iqaluit to a small turbo prop plane to fly north to Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island. Overnight here and fly tomorrow to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island. It was overcast flying over Devon Island but you can make out the cliffs of the island. We are flying over the Northwest Passage here

Switched in Iqaluit to a small turbo prop plane to fly north to Resolute Bay on Cornwallis Island. Overnight here and fly tomorrow to Grise Fiord on Ellesmere Island. It was overcast flying over Devon Island but you can make out the cliffs of the island. We are flying over the Northwest Passage here

Grise Fiord is the northernmost civilian community in Canada. There is a military base at Alert on the north end of Ellesmere Island. Our twin Otter flight to Grise Fiord depends on weather as the landing there is very tricky.

And I will not have internet there, so future photos will have to wait to be posted. We now have almost 24 hours of daylight here so I will get to see Grise Fiord. Last time I was there, it was winter with 24 hours of darkness.

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