On my second day in Churchill, Oct 11th, we had beautiful, quiet piles of snow, the kind that make you feel kid-like excitement. I finished my coffee and was out the door by 7:30 to go for a quiet walk in the magic before daylight.
The polar bear statue and distant grain storage facility across the inlet viewed from the end of the main street of Churchill.
The inukshuk located in the same area.
Perfect weather for my morning destination--Bluesky Expeditions, for a dog-sled experience. On the way to the facility I was lucky to ride in the front passenger seat of a truck with a beautiful, retired female sled dog as my companion. She was polite, focused and excited about where we were headed.
I don't know how she knew, but she clearly knew we were going to Bluesky. Above, one of Bluesky's active sled dogs.
Along with offering dog sled experiences, Bluesky operates the Bluesky Bed and Sled, a bed and breakfast for visitors to Churchill.
Bluesky's hospitality includes Jenafor's Wild Berry Bannock bread and cookies with hot tea. Yummm!
Gray Jays provided delightful entertainment out on the porch.
A special thank you to Jenafor Azure of Bluesky Expeditions for providing the images found in this blog post (excepting images 2, 3, 4, and 14, taken by the author).
This is the thirteenth post in a series on my journey to Churchill, Manitoba, to see Polar Bears including a visit to Riding Mountain National Park. Click the journey to Churchill link to see all the posts. The most recent post will appear first. When you reach the end of the page, click "older post" to continue with the series.
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Hudson Bay Buggies and Bears with Rail Travel Tours
Learn about Polar Bears
History of Churchill from Churchill Science
the impact of sea ice decline