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Day 14: Swimming, sketching and ptarmigan hunting

August 16, 2010

Today we just had a rest day after all our caching. We got quite a lot of washing done, although it didn’t actually dry. So in the evening drying that around the stove. Had a good swim in the nice glacial lake, which was chilly. Some of us sketched, others went on a hunt for ptarmigan but were unsuccessful. Others did some video shooting. The weather has changed a bit so it is not as sunny, there is quite a bit of rain coming down. We managed to fit six of us in one tent, which is quite a feat.

Glacial Pool

Glacial Pool (photo from 2009 expedition)

We are just getting prepared for the day tomorrow when we will heading up the glacier. We have got to pack 7 days of food and all our ice gear; our packs will be quite heavy! It is better than caching everything though.

Listen to Emily’s report from Baffin:

One Comment
  1. John Franke permalink
    August 19, 2010 8:31 am

    Hi Emily and everyone else on the team
    Please keep the fantastic pictures coming they are breathtakingly beautiful and a great start to our dreary days back home. Stay warm.

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