Only 3 school days left for our daughters here in Qikiqtarjuaq !!! And the ice is melting, we have to change route to go to the village, not to fall through the ice!
Replay: Aventures sur la banquise, a 58 minutes documentary film shot in January 2016 (first showing on June 5th at 1:30pm).
Adventures on ice, a 58 minutes documentary film by Katia Chapoutier. At 1:30 pm on Sunday 5th, June, on channel TF1.
Topstar is a new partner for Vagabond!
GreenEdge, c'est un camp de glace, un hôtel (Siku) et un labo. Dans GreenEdge, il y a Takuvik; les scientifiques travaillent sur le plancton. Le plancton c'est des tous petits animaux ou des toutes petites algues. Les animaux, on les appelle le zooplancton, les algues, ça s'appelle le phytoplancton.
Read here a presentation of Christian Morel's pictures.
Since the field work is fully ongoing, more and more scientists are going to the ice camp, but Aurore, Léonie and I still manage to know all of them. No more room on snowmobiles or even in kamutiqs to go helping or just discovering what spread out at the famous ice camp. From the village side, there is: the base camp, alias office-restaurant-hotel that is set-up in the old Siku hotel rented by Green Edge, and the beautiful laboratory located within the school, offered by its principal.
Siku hotel is the place for all the gossip, the meeting place for artists who come by in order to sell sealskin mittens, ulu, jewellery and figurines made from narwhal tooth, caribou bone or whalebone... but also logistics headquarters and place for exchanging ideas, and our canteen for each school time lunch: it's like going to a restaurant every day! The chef is French and do justice to the reputation of our country!
The lab looks like a real and high tech hive of activity. Under the green lights are filtered litres of sea water from different depths or examined microscopic living beings in every drop of water... Another world, full of surprises and attractions for Leonie and Aurore who love to go and help discover what is going on. Friendships are formed.
First real camping! This year we were often invited in cabins during the weekends, being again in our yellow and orange cocoon is really fun! In the first southern fjord, we set up the camp near the beautiful cabin built on sled by Celine and Yves this year. They arrive the next day with Celine's brother and two of his friends who came to enjoy Baffin slopes and snow. Nice walk and some rock climbing at the end of the fjord, aperitif and dinner shared in the beautiful cabin! But also piano under the tent (with solar panels and battery), flute and song book.