Following the Orcas!

Following the orcas… Once we got to Pond Inlet and managed to get our film crew back on board (they come with a lot of gear!), as well as the refueling/groceries done and the boat all ready, we waited to hear from the orcas… In fact, earlier in the month, a scientific team managed to…

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….

Icebound in Guy’s Bight!

As we were at anchor in Guy’s Bight, sea ice pieces started drifting into our little sheltered bay. More and more ice, and the pressure on our anchor chain began to build. Eventually, we had to let go our anchor and our chain and drift in the ice for few hours! What a weird sensation to be iced…