Sunday, August 8, 2010

August 6, 2010: Kuujjuaq, Nunavik

Leaving Ungava Bay, Nunavik, Quebec

Today has been a wonderfully long day. It’s been busy with a wake up at 5:30 followed by the loading of the luggage, the loading of the students (on to a bus and then a First Air air-plane). We then took off on a chartered air-plane to the town of Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.

We were then delighted to partake in a ceremony at the town centre. Some of us were delegated to preparing food for the BBQ that followed the celebrations. After the BBQ the group was split into two where some took the tour of the town (me included) while others toured the Inuit Research Centre. During our tour of the town we ended up visiting the youth centre and spending sometime there with the local youth (due to the extensive rain).

We eventually made our way to the beach where we took multiple zodiac trips to our vessel the MV-LYUBOV ORLOVA. I am sharing a room with one other person (Maggie Crump). Besides this, faithful, followers the night has been pretty filled with presentations and briefings, I promise more to come tomorrow.

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