For the 150th anniversary of Canada, Eric is back on the sea ice in Nunavut! With David Reid, Ingrid Ortlieb and Martin Garcia, they are four during one month to ski around Bylot Island, north of Baffin Island, in Canada's far north. Departure from Pond Inlet on April 12!
Thanks a lot to Topstar for tailor-made diving suits for Aurore and Leonie, delighted to test them in Brittany before going for colder waters...
No pack ice in Brittany, where Vagabond's crew is spending the winter, but clams: the Mye Truncata, the same species as the one fished under sea ice near Qikiqtarjuaq, for the last three years, for GreenEdge. And also scallops, spider crabs... happy kayaking and fishing trips in the bay of Morlaix, thanks to our friends Josée and Jean-Marc.
What a pleasure to skate on a frozen lake in Sweden! We were missing ice, in Brittany, far from Vagabond hibernating alone in Labrador... This Nordic getaway was also an opportunity to share with the French students in Stockholm. A big thanks to Sebastien Roubinet, who is preparing for his Arctic Ocean crossing, and to the André family, about to leave for a round the world bike tour!
Vagabond is currently on dry dock in Goose Bay in Labrador until late spring 2017, while her crew is in Brittany for the winter. No Inuktitut at school for children this year, but classmates who speak French or even Breton! From a scientific congress to an adventure film festival, from a boat show to talks in schools, future projects are emerging little by little. They might not only take place in the Arctic, but they should always be related to scientific campaigns in remote areas, and we will keep sharing them. See also news.