Welcome to Churchill - the people were so friendly and welcomed us to their town.
Churchill is quite rustic, but there are lots of newer homes also and a huge community centre/daycare/hospital/moview theatre/ School complex
"The Rover" - one of the many Tundra Buggies operated from Churchill
Yep - those tires are 5 ft tall
The observation deck - those marks are so you can tell how big the bear is when thay stand on their hind legs - I'll remember that 8ft mark
The trees are slow growing and very sparse
Small clumps are dotted across the tundra, probably in the few fertile patches of ground
The whole area around Churchill is Dark grey Quartzite that has been worn smooth by glaciers
This old gun fortification is opposite the Prince of Wales fort on the other side of the river
A model of the fort
Not far away are some buildings left over from the old town
A Laundry Hut? - perhaps to protect from polar bears while doing the weekly wash?
One of the many "Sea Walls" murals - Google it for the story behind the murals. it's very interesting
The Beluga - I don't think it ever made it into the water
Roman Catholic Cemetary
This plane crashed here - the crew were found unharmed - in a local bar
Our last adventure - Dog sledding
Apparantly the dogs are not on the Polar Bears menu - the "Musher" that owned the dogs said he had seen bears sleeping close to the dogs
Most of the dogs are cross-bred - this one had lots of Malamute in it's DNA
That is our fabulous Expedition leader Sheri, in the red jacket - the loop was 1/5 Km long
This was Rose and myself in a sled
Chuchill has an excellent museum full of indigenous carvings and artifacts
The smaller kayak is for hunting and the larger one for hauling "the kill"
Muskox Horns & skull
Polar Bear Skulls - their teeth are specially adapted for pulling seals out of their breathing holes.
Farwell Churchill - friendly, memorable, exciting, surrounded by a vast expanse of desolate and bleak sub-arctic TUNDRA - We loved it !!!