Polar Bear Trip
a brief page showing the wonderful trip to Churchill on Hudson Bay
to view the annual migration of the polar bears. I'm putting this
page back on the website by request. I've lost the original text
so you'll have to be content with what I can remember. The trip was
in November of 2000 and as I remember we were out on the snow and ice for
4 days and 5 nights. We had 1 day in Churchill and a couple of days
was our camp for the 4 days. The last 2 trailers on the left were
the sleeping accommodations, about 15 people in each trailer. The
next one in line was a meeting room and bar. The next was the kitchen
and eating area, then the supply trailer on the far right.
This was our first get together to meet all the people before we went out
to the camp, it was in Churchill. The bears seem to congregate around
the trailers I can't remember why maybe they could smell the food.
We, of course, were not allowed to feed them.
My bunk in the sleeping trailer.
Our guide and naturalist
is what it mostly looked like, a vast expanse of just snow and ice.
Bear standing against our tundra buggy.
could get within just a couple of feet of some of the bears, but you had
to be real careful or you could lose a hand or worse. This one came
up through a trap door in the back of our tundra buggy.
The inside of our tundra buggy which we would go out in either in the morning
or the afternoon trading with the other half of our group. We were the
point and shoot half. The other group was the professional photographers.
It was warm in the buggy until a bear was sighted then all the windows
would be opened and it suddenly would get real cold.
Our Tuntra Buggy
These bears were really hungry
An arctic fox and more bear pictures
A sign in the town of Churchill.
That's it for the polar bear trip, I
told you it would be just a brief recap.