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  • Brume de printemps

It's one year today since Vagabond left her home port, Brest, in France (see pictures of departure). She should be back in a bit more than two years. Main goals so far were reached: work for scientific programs and spend a winter with the family in Nunavut near an Inuit community. I will tell you soon more about the little scientific expedition of this week, from Resolute Bay to Grise Fiord, by snowmobile, organized by Christian Haas (read more about the scientific program). On this spring Sunday (-15°C at night, -4°C during the day), birthday of our departure, some friends from Grise Fiord came to visit us, alone or with their family. Teacher, police officers, hunters... a real pleasure to welcome our neighbours on board Vagabond. All are happy to live in Grise Fiord and to share their stories. Among them, two great grand-children of Robert Flaherty, who made the Inuit famous, in 1922, with his film "Nanook of the North". Our friends don't have a copy of their great grand-father's film, but luckily, we can offer them one! Festive atmosphere on board, everyone is laughing loud when brothers Tom and Jopee are telling how, each one by himself, they once managed to get close and shoot precisely at a seal, ran to the animal and found out that, in both case, it was a garbage bag! Last night, Tom helped his brother Kavavow to bring back two walruses to town, the best food for their dogs, getting ready for another long polar bear hunt.