Sunday, August 29, 2010

Issuma: Nannuk harbor - Baffin Island

XPlot position mapPolar bears live on 900 mile long Baffin Island - and a few thousand people - mostly aboriginal..  The tides are 6 meters, polar bears wander the rivers and harbor looking for food.  And Ted, Gabriela, and Richard found they were not alone even in the unpopulated safe harbor of Nannuk when the Akavak family from Kimmirut and Iqaluit motored in to leave one of their squadron of three in the anchorage for the next leg of their trip.
How far north is 61 23 latitude?  Answer: much of Greenland is south of Baffin Island.  Nuuk - it's capital is 64 degrees North.
Where next?  Keep an eye out on Voyages  or at the Issuma blog HERE