FLYING TRIPS; WALKING TOURS, ETC.
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Travel Adventures in our Beechcraft. Baron and King Air
A Flying Trip to Northern Labrador 2002 - Part One
A Flying Trip to Northern
Labrador 2002 - Part Two
A Flying Trip to Northern Alaska - 2003
led by Dale Hemman of "Let's Fly Alaska!"
Atlantic Salmon and Char Fishing in Northern Labrador - 2004
Escalante, Utah 2005
A walking trip with REI
A van supported tour and walking trip with REI
I promised I'd go back there. So very beautiful; so rugged:
Newfoundland and Labrador, 2007
on the icebreaker Polar Star
The Nebraska Sandhills, 2008
Atlantic Salmon Fishing on the
in Southern Newfoundland 2008
Walking the Gros Morne Tablelands 2008,
....trying to keep up with a beautiful young "Newfoundland Red Mountain Goat". 10 miles; no trails; a 2000 ft. up, then down, not a trail in sight. It's all bouldering. Slip and it's helicopter time. (I haven't been so tired since Parris Island in 1963.) A really good and considerate guide from Gros Morne Adventures, Kathlene is.
Baffin Island 2008
....from Iqaluit headed west on Baffin Island with Lionel Clark; then back east to Pangnirtung Fjord. Lionel has thousands of bush float/wheel hours; he flew the PBY water-dropping fire-bombers for Canada and he delivered freight all over the North in DC-3 and DC-4 aircraft, and retired as a Canadien 747 captain in 1992.
What great company; we laughed all the way!
(What a great room in Pangnirtung, too!
$200/bed with no bath and no room for two men to stand !! )
...from Pangnirtung, on Baffin Island, Canada over to the capital city of Greenland--Nuuk, formerly named Gothab--then along the Greenland coast and central icecap to Narsaaquag, Greenland, and ultimately back to Goose Bay, Labrador, also with Lionel Clark.
Polar Bears! Churchill Manitoba 2008
..near Churchill, on the southwest corner of Hudson's Bay, Canada in early November before the freeze-up. We stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge, and toured with the Great White Bear Tour company. Super folks... the temperature was a tiny bit chilly....but worth it? Oh Yes! Did the bears eat the tied-up sled dogs in the video? No. I have hunted and shot wild grizzly bear and still don't quite believe my own eyes as I saw a Polar Bear playing with a sled dog and saw a dozen other bears wandering through the sled dog string, utterly indifferent to the dogs (unless the bear felt like playing) ... and Astonishing. ----- So, we went back to Churchill in October 2017. By now, I've been taught that there are Herbivores (plant eaters), Carnivores (meat eaters), and...Lipivores (fat eaters! Who'd a'thunk it?). Polar bears far prefer raw fat and can convert about 80% of a seal's fat calories into stored fat calories in the bear. They strip off fat from the seals and abandon the lean meat (the Arctic Fox follows, with gratitude). Wow! And I thought catfish were efficient. A fit sled dog is pure lean muscle and hardly worth the effort. We got really lucky as a bear was wandering too close to the Northern Studies Research Center. We filmed (watch this!!) him taking his first step on his way to prison. There is a bear jail in Churchill; the ones that wander into town are locked up, isolated, watered, but not fed. The intruders are released a long way from town only after solid pack ice covers the bay. Ideally, they won't want to come back. It has been decades since an intruder bear has been killed in town
Brook Trout Fishing at Park Lake Lodge, Labrador - 2009
Labrador to Baffin Island to west Greenland - 2009
St. Pauls River Salmon Fishing - 2011 (and again in 2012, 2013, 2014, ...I wasn't born LAST night! "Never leave fish to find fish")
Once again at the St. Pauls River in 2015 My Karen on her first big wide salmon river, casting rather well! Nice fish, too...all kissed and released, of course.
White Rim Trail - 2013 - Canyonlands (Triatheletes we are: "Walk, Bike, Truck")
Cuba, Fishing the salt flats near Caya Coca, Spring 2016. Lovely spot, very nice people.
Looking around in the US West, spring 2017 - Page Arizona to Yosemite in early spring, Furnace Creek in Death Valley, Grand Canyon, etc. Man-oh-man, will an aircraft spoil a fellow.