Departing for Qikiqtaruk

With the arrival of all of our equipment in Inuvik (as in today – at the very last minute!), we’re finally ready for the final leg of our northward journey to Qikiqtaruk. An advance party of Santo and Jakob departed today with the first 850 kg of equipment, including some 192 loo rolls. Hopefully the plane will return to take Isla and I tomorrow with another 1000 kg.

We’ve all been super impressed with the detail and fidelity of the farewell cake made by Andy’s sister Jo! Especially with the flowering flora across the tundra, the red fox near its den and the belugas hunting char and krill off the coast. Fingers crossed we will see most of these fauna over the next two months, although perhaps the polar bear from a safe distance!

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By Andy

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