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Welcome to Churchill - the people were so friendly and welcomed us to their town.

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Churchill is quite rustic, but there are lots of newer homes also and a huge community centre/daycare/hospital/moview theatre/ School complex

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"The Rover" - one of the many Tundra Buggies operated from Churchill

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Yep - those tires are 5 ft tall

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The observation deck - those marks are so you can tell how big the bear is when thay stand on their hind legs - I'll remember that 8ft mark

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The trees are slow growing and very sparse

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Small clumps are dotted across the tundra, probably in the few fertile patches of ground

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The whole area around Churchill is Dark grey Quartzite that has been worn smooth by glaciers

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This old gun fortification is opposite the Prince of Wales fort on the other side of the river

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A model of the fort

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Not far away are some buildings left over from the old town

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A Laundry Hut? - perhaps to protect from polar bears while doing the weekly wash?

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One of the many "Sea Walls" murals - Google it for the story behind the murals. it's very interesting

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The Beluga - I don't think it ever made it into the water

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Roman Catholic Cemetary

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Dene/Inuit Cemetary

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This plane crashed here - the crew were found unharmed - in a local bar

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Our last adventure - Dog sledding

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Apparantly the dogs are not on the Polar Bears menu - the "Musher" that owned the dogs said he had seen bears sleeping close to the dogs

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Most of the dogs are cross-bred - this one had lots of Malamute in it's DNA

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That is our fabulous Expedition leader Sheri, in the red jacket - the loop was 1/5 Km long

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This was Rose and myself in a sled

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Chuchill has an excellent museum full of indigenous carvings and artifacts

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The smaller kayak is for hunting and the larger one for hauling "the kill"

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Muskox Horns & skull

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Polar Bear Skulls - their teeth are specially adapted for pulling seals out of their breathing holes.

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Farwell Churchill - friendly, memorable, exciting, surrounded by a vast expanse of desolate and bleak sub-arctic TUNDRA - We loved it !!!

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