Monthly Archives: July 2009

Girls In White Satin…

With their coats glistening white like ghosts, they emerged from an afternoon fog. They have left the ice – it is melting – and their food source is leaving with it. They swim ashore seeking a place to rest and … Continue reading

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Churchill Northern Studies Centre

The Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC) is a facility dedicated to arctic research and education. The Centre serves as research station that provides accommodations, food, basic laboratory facilities, and other logistics. In addition to research, the Centre is host to … Continue reading

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Always another dish…

There’s always another dish… We came to the Churchill Northern Studies Centre knowing that we would be washing dishes for our room and board. We had no idea that there are an infinite number of dishes. The life of a … Continue reading

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Adaptation…

The climate around Churchill is so harsh that it’s amazing that human beings can exist here. After all, we are at 58 degrees North latitude in an area that is sub-arctic. The Inuit have lived here for many many generations … Continue reading

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Trying to figure it out…

The Arctic Circle is at 66 degrees North latitude and Churchill, Manitoba and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre is just north of 58 degrees. By comparison, the 45th parellel (another way of saying latitude) is between Portland and Salem, Oregon. … Continue reading

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An Arrival… The Churchill Northern Studies Centre

At times it seems as though we are living in a perpetual winter, except for those 80+ degree days at home. Now that we count them, we’ve had three springs this year. Our third spring is occuring at the 58th … Continue reading

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We’re Packing….

It’s Wednesday night and we’re almost packed for our trip to Churchill, Manitoba. Sure, we don’t leave until Monday – but one just has to make sure that everything will fit! Like the new rubber boots we bought today – … Continue reading

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