FUN-video: Northwest Passage Trailer – Greenland to Nome, Alaska

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FUN-photos: Northwest Passage – Montreal to Greenland

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We started our trip on August 23rd flying to Montreal then onto Greenland for the start of our 21-day cruise ending in Nome, Alaska.

These pix feature our western Greenland adventures. Icebergs abound, some 10′ high, mixed with the colorful houses and lots of great animal viewing!

FUN-fact: Ilulissat Icefjord – UNESCO World Heritage Site – is the sea mouth of Sermeq Kujalleq, one of the few glaciers through which the Greenland ice cap reaches the sea. It’s also one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world.

FUN-photos: Northwest Passage – Part 2 – Cruising Canada

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With Greenland having massive amounts of ice cruising Canada felt disappointing. We had hoped to see more glaciers and animals plus someone brought COVID aboard and a total of 11 passengers had to quarantine!

That limited our stops of being able to experience the culture and people in the Inuit villages. The other land excursions we had were at the settlements of the early explorers and Thule archaeological ruins.

We would ONLY recommend this trip if you have an “undying urge” to be an explorer and walk in the footsteps of Sir John Franklin and Roald Amundsen.

FUN-fact: Smoking Hills in Franklin Bay – Underneath the rocks are layers of combustible sulphur-rich lignite – brown coal. And when they are exposed by erosion and landslides, they ignite and throw sulphurous gas into the air – the smoking effect.