On the runway at Resolute
Airport. Rather pleasingly for this leg of the journey the
airline was called "Canadian North" and had a picture of a Polar
Bear on the tail (I'm easily pleased). The landing strip was made of compacted gravel
and you walked from the plane to the terminal building while the
plane was tendered to by vehicles that looked like they had come
from a building site.
We were now above the Arctic
Circle (Latitude: 66°º 33' 44" N) where we would stay for
most of this 14 day trip which was spent in near constant daylight.
Air temp: +5ºC Latitude: 74º 38'N Longitude: 94º 45'W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.