It took us most of the day to load all of our gear across a river and then fully down to the end of the beach. From here, we used a pully system to haul each bag individually up the cliff. Once it was 3/4 of the way up, we then carried it the rest of the way to either our sleeping cabin or to our kitchen cabin.
|Pully system on the cliff face|
|Hike up to the cabin|
|Beer Bottle Beach|
|A Guinness beer bottle!|
|Caribou tracks along the beach|
|Ice chunk along beer bottle beach|
|Marshes on Coats Island|
|Raised ponds along the tundra|
Another thing that the arctic is great for, is finding bones! No matter where we walked you were guaranteed to find anything from walrus shoulder, to caribou hips, spines, and if you are lucky you can sometimes find a fully in tact skull!
|Vertebrae in the sand|
|Shoulder in the sand|
Still to come: Arctic birds, mammals, flora, etc. I am off to Washington, DC, next week for a ornithology conference...so when I get back there will be even more to catch up on!
Hope everyone is keeping cool!
Beer bottle close ups: