ARRIVAL AT ULUKHAKTOK
Yesterday after our hour walk on the Promenade Deck, we arrived at the small (population 415) community of Ulukhaktok. This was a cause of a flurry of excitement as we met up with The Shackleton, the ice breaker that is accompanying us to Greenland. All the zodiacs were launched along with the fast rib boat and both helicopters. The music blared the NorthWest Passage song. The landscape here is stark and beautiful. Hour by hour, as the light changed, so too did the rocks and colour of the water. Stunning.
At Art Class we finished painting our sculptures to make them look less like bars of soap or modelling clay. We were joined by an RCMP officer in his dress reds. He caused quite a flutter amongst the ladies.
We decided to have dinner in our room to prepare for our early hike the next day. We did sneak out of the room to see two local community dance troupes and singers who performed on the ship for us. (We had to sneak out as we were not dressed for dinner).