Aug 15, 2018 - National Geographic Explorer
This morning, guests enjoyed polar kayaking and hiking in Feachem Bay off Buchan Gulf. The long hike became a short hike when a polar bear and her cubs were spotted along the route. Afterward, we visited the remains of a small Thule village protected by drifting sand. Former Canadian Coast Guard Captain Sylvain Bertrand, with his recently-trained archaeologist’s eye, located meat caches and a Thule tent ring on the site.
In the afternoon, we explored the spectacular cliff-lined fjord of Buchan Gulf, searching for polar bears and narwhal. We spotted several small pods of narwhal and two polar bears. Crew, guides, and guests alike watched, fascinated, as one of the polar bears attempted to pull a freshly killed narwhal—more than 1,000 lbs.—to shore with his teeth.
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