We forgot to tell the whales ..

So, the first plan was simple. We’d been in Milne Inlet awaiting (and hoping for) the arrival of Orcas that will be the subject of the Wild Canada film-makers aboard Arctic Tern I, but had run short on provisions. So, we decided to spend a quick two days in Pond Inlet for refueling, groceries, repairing, cleaning,…

Narwhal, finally!

After communicating with all the summer camps in Milne Inlet, scoping from the top of Bruce Head hill, scanning from the drifting boat for several days, we finally found big ponds of narwhals in Tremblay Sound today! What a tough-to-spot animal: you can barely see the spout at the surface, the skin is more or less grey and the…

Crew change, and project Orca begins!

So the last week has been busy! Heavy ice trapped us in Guy’s Bight (see our last blog) and kept us sleepless. Windy weather, and a Coast Guard escort through the ice to Pond Inlet. Now, crew change! The windy conditions started the day we arrived in Pond Inlet, but died down the next day….