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Ramah
Richard
Fri Aug 27 1:00:00 EDT 2010

With strong headwinds forecast, we went into a fjord to anchor off the former Moravian Church Mission site of Ramah (which I believe means "high place"). We didn't see any sign of the old buildings, just polar bears (two adults with two cubs) and caribou.

Iceberg
Richard
Thu Aug 26 13:00:00 EDT 2010

This iceberg has hundreds of birds living on it.

Sailing Back South
Richard
Wed Aug 25 13:00:00 EDT 2010

In the north, storms tend to start coming in September. I wanted to be further south before the storms came (though not as far south as where the hurricanes come), so we left Baffin Island and sailed back across Hudson Strait into the Labrador Sea. We saw a few icebergs, one of which is in the picture, off to port.

Thu Sep 2 10:33:26 EDT 2010 | Brian
YO be stooping in on Nain?
Thu Sep 2 15:54:46 EDT 2010 | Richard Hudson
Hi Brian,

We had a strong NW wind pushing us along when we were near Nain on the way south, so didn't stop there this time. The blog is a few days behind, we are now in Marys Harbor in the south of Labrador.

Richard
Populated Growler
Richard
Wed Aug 25 12:00:00 EDT 2010

Two seals enjoy the weather on a growler.

We left Nannuk harbor after a few days and anchored in an unnamed harbor 8 miles NW of there. The seals were on a growler just outside of the unnamed harbor.

Nannuk Harbor
Ted/Richard
Wed Aug 25 11:00:00 EDT 2010

We figured that in such a sparsely-populated place as an anchorage on Baffin Island would be deserted. We were quite surprised when three boats motored into the anchorage. There were a total of about 10 people aboard, the Akavak family from Kimmirut and Iqaluit, who had been travelling for two weeks, hunting and fishing. They didn't need all three boats for the next part of their trip, so were leaving one of their boats for a few days in Nannuk Harbor.

Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Wed Aug 25 10:00:00 EDT 2010

We filled our water tanks (via jerry jugs) from these convenient waterfalls close to the entrance of Nannuk Harbor. The water from the waterfalls was clean and good tasting. We chlorinated the water we put into the tanks with a small amount of chlorine bleach to keep things from growing in it.

To answer George's question, the earlier picture with the polar bears in it is of a river that flows into Nannuk Harbor, not the harbor itself. The tidal range in the harbor is about 6m, and the tide changes about every six hours.

Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Tue Aug 24 10:00:00 EDT 2010

Ted, Gabriela and I ashore in Nannuk Harbor.

Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Mon Aug 23 10:00:00 EDT 2010

Issuma at anchor in Nannuk Harbor.

Thu Aug 26 22:32:44 EDT 2010 | George Conk

What is the tidal rise and fall?
Is it every six hours?
The picture with the polar bears. Is that your anchorage at low tide?
Nannuk Harbor
Richard
Sun Aug 22 10:00:00 EDT 2010

We anchored in Nannuk Harbor on Baffin Island. Nannuk means polar bear in Inuktitut, so we expected we would see some. Not sure if the polar bears will be visible in this picture after it is reduced for transmission by satellite phone, but there are two of them in the picture, on the right side of the river, where the river first turns around a rocky point.

Baffin Island is well north of the treeline, so there is rock visible everywhere, with small amounts of vegetation, mostly mosses, but also some blueberries. It was too cold for mosquitoes, which was nice for us, though there were some other flying, biting insects to remind us that it was still summer.

Thu Aug 26 14:39:47 EDT 2010 | yann
great, I would have loved to be with you at this moment
Bergy Bit Ahead
Richard
Sat Aug 21 10:00:00 EDT 2010

Sailing towards Baffin Island.

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