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  • Day12

    Philpots Island

    September 3, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ☁️ 2 °C

    We’re in Bethune Inlet just off Queen Bay the Island is quite barren but off our port side there is a huge glacier which deserves some investigation

    We spent the morning out on the Zodiacs, we saw Walrus on the rocks and sitting in the shallows for a while before moving onto a breakwater and watching Arctic Terns feeding which was lively and sadly difficult to photo after which we spent circling the icebergs and glacier, which was quite a size

    Our Zodiac Pilot was Tua a really lovely guy who’s from the Cook Islands and who’s giving a lecture this afternoon on, ‘Viking and Polynesians - Early Day Explorers’ (Voyaging and Navigation)

    We departed Philpots Island at 12:30 for Bucane Bay heading into Lancaster Sound, ‘Silver Cloud’ is some 12 miles off our starboard and we headed into a misty sea which has now (16:48) become quite heavy so little to see out there
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