Arctic Bay road trip

by Stuartbarbara May. 19, 2019 140 views
After work tonight, a young Inouk I met 6 years ago came to drive me around the area. We started at the point, west of the hamlet. Someone set up this tent for the fishing derby. They fish for cod here in the sea. But none locally eat cod. It is only used for the dogs

After work tonight, a young Inouk I met 6 years ago came to drive me around the area. We started at the point, west of the hamlet. Someone set up this tent for the fishing derby. They fish for cod here in the sea. But none locally eat cod. It is only used for the dogs

Lovely cliffs along the fiord. The view is to the north with another peninsula of Baffin Island in the distance

Lovely cliffs along the fiord. The view is to the north with another peninsula of Baffin Island in the distance

Driving back towards Arctic Bay. The hamlet is on Admiralty Inlet, but Dean did not know that name. Only on the government maps, I am guessing.

Driving back towards Arctic Bay. The hamlet is on Admiralty Inlet, but Dean did not know that name. Only on the government maps, I am guessing.

This road leads out to some camps which were originally fish camps. A great view of the hamlet. The mountain shrouded in cloud is King George Mountain. A favourite climb for adventurous types

This road leads out to some camps which were originally fish camps. A great view of the hamlet. The mountain shrouded in cloud is King George Mountain. A favourite climb for adventurous types

The requisite I Was Here photo.

The requisite I Was Here photo.

Dean and myself.

Dean and myself.

Long story about the end of our drive. This road was icy and had very soft shoulders. We got stuck, and were miles from town with no phone connection. My assistant and Dean’s daughter walked back for help. We tried to get the truck out, and I reversed it off the road! Dean’s dad came to rescue us

Long story about the end of our drive. This road was icy and had very soft shoulders. We got stuck, and were miles from town with no phone connection. My assistant and Dean’s daughter walked back for help. We tried to get the truck out, and I reversed it off the road! Dean’s dad came to rescue us

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Heike 5 months ago

Very interesting photos. For me it would be a nightmare to get stuck in such a lonely area! Very brave of your friends to walk back !

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Stuartbarbara Replied to Heike 5 months ago

Yes, very brave. There are not many polar bears around this area. They are out at the flow edge, near open water where the seals are. But there could have been a bear passing through. Fortunately, there wasn’t! And we did need cell phone service, which is only near the settlement. Thankfully, all ended well

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