Meetings at the Nunavut Research Institute in Iqaluit.
Article about the book Vagabond: une famille, la banquise et des rêves.
About the book Vagabond: une famille, la banquise et des rêves.
This morning, our snowmobile is down, we walk to school, it takes almost an hour.
At noon, Joannassie and his family invite us to eat Arctic char and narwhal skin (maktak).
After school, when our snowmobile plunged into the night, on newly formed sea ice, heading back to Vagabond, I ask Aurore, sitting in front of me, holding the handlebars, "Are you OK Aurore?". It is -30°C. She replied: "Yes, yes, I'm singing the alphabet in English."
Arriving at the boat, Leonie and Aurore rush to the swings, set up the day before!
Sunday, November 22, Qikiqtarjuaq. Very warm welcome, our friends are worried since November 13 events in Paris. It was not easy to leave France and say bye to our relatives.
Our stopover in Ottawa is an opportunity for a last swim in a pool! In Iqaluit, we wait for three days due to bad weather (cancelled flight), so we have time to see some friends and discover more about the capital of Nunavut.
Arriving in Qikiqtarjuaq, happy reunion in the crowded airport, Valentine and Vincent give us Vagabond's key, Yves lend us a snowmobile and Jaypootie shows us the way because the ice is too thin to cross straight to the boat. Vagabond is welcoming, it is installed in the same place for the third consecutive winter. Dinner only needs to be reheated!
Aurore and Léonie are delighted to go to Inuksuit school again, to see their teachers and their friends. France and I are already busy getting things ready here for the coming projects. Valentine, Vincent and Diego, who watched over Vagabond in our absence, delayed their departure and settled in the village for a few days.
The sun is now leaving us until January 14. -32°C, parkas and kamiks are out, the sea ice is almost 40 cm thick around the boat, full moon floods the landscape with silvery light, we celebrate 6 years of Aurore!
Staying connected with France, especially with the beginning of COP21.
Toute une histoire: replay of the broadcast of Novembre 18th (France 2).
Climate change in Qikiqtarjuaq, in TV news at 8pm on TF1.