Days 3 & 4: Auyuittuq- a little beach time

We couldn’t have expected such magnificent weather. Once we got “into the zone” we anticipated each day’s spectacular and changing landscapes. Between km 20 – 23 Peter, our guide, and I walked barefoot enjoying the fine grains of beach sand. A few km later, I switched to MEC paddle boots to muck through the boggy…

The TREK- Day 2

Following our late drop-off at the trail head, we voted to sleep in, enjoy coffee and a leisurely breakfast, and take our time breaking camp. Enroute by 11AM, beautiful pink Broad-leaf willow-herbs dotted our pathways —the northern section has no real trail, just a suggested meander on the map—and seven antlers indicated the presence of…

Qikiqtarjuaq to Trailhead

Fog hovering above the Iqaluit Airport (CYFB) delayed our 09:15 flight to Qikiqtarjauq (Big Island, formerly Broughton Island) and, when we reached Qik, we still needed to have Parks Canada mandatory safety briefing about wilderness camping and Polar Bears! About 2.5 hours later, Captain Billy took us to Co-op store to purchase naphtha for our…

Day 1: Baffin Island Trek

July 30, 2019. Uneventful flight (that the way we like them!) from Ottawa (CYOW) to Iqaluit (CYFB, the FB derived from the English name Frobisher Bay). Tomorrow we’ll be on the 09:00 flight from CYFB to Qikiqtarjuaq, the Inuktituk word for Big Island, and start our 98 km hike of Auyuittuq National Park.

National Geographic: Nohayquiensepa

FIFTH of FIVE of my images selected by National Geographic Photography Editor for their “Daily Dozen” Best Images (April 07, 2011).Adapted from the play, Nohayquiensepa, a testament to Politically Disappeared Indigenous Americans.

National Geographic: Good News – Bad News

Good news: “Bad News” is the FOURTH of FIVE of my images selected by National Geographic Photography Editor for their “Daily Dozen” Best Images (April 09, 2010).  

NatGeo: Guarding the Zenana

June 17, 2009: National Geographic DAILY DOZEN Guarding the Zenana becomes the SECOND of my 5 images chosen by NatGeo Photography Editor as one of the 12 best daily submissions.

Khadija: Memories of Marrakech

National Geographic DAILY DOZEN: Khadija makes herstory when NatGeo Photography Editor selected this photo as one of the best submissions. She was my “very first ever” Daily Dozen Selection (Nov 7, 2008).