Starting off from a place called
Low Point on Bylot Island. Bylot Island on the map looks like it should
be part of Baffin Island except someone drew in sea on two sides
and so it looks like the corner bit that got knocked off (as this is
the Arctic, it goes without saying that it's a big bit).
We walked up the hill to be
greeted with a magnificent view on a beautiful clear day, warm
enough for comfort in the sun but without being too hot. I never
really got used to my fellow travellers bright red attire
though (hired from the ship) it always looked a bit violent on the eye in a landscape
of much more muted colours.
Air temp: +6º C Latitude: 73º 44' N Longitude: 80º 13' 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.