We left the ship for the last time at 8:30 this morning and on shore in Kangerlussuaq, which was a US airbase during the cold war, we boarded Mercedes Unimog all terrain trucks. It was a very bumpy ride up to the largest ice-field in the world, but we didn’t even get to walk on the ice. But again, there was spectacular scenery. Bill came around later and told us there was a mis-communication between the tour operator and AC about this.

After the ice-cap tour, we got to the airport terminal and filled it completely. I had a few Danish Kroners left, which I used up in the duty free shop on Scotch and beer. Then a non-stop flight to Toronto, back to the rat-race.

In closing this story, I would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful and encouraging emails and blog comments. I’ve always enjoyed TV programs about far-away places and the people who live there. When I first heard about this Adventure Canada trip, I couldn’t get it off my mind, and just had to do it. I know that many of you will never have the chance to do a trip like this to the Arctic, so I hope that my stories and photographs have given you some insight and entertainment.

– Len

 

Arctic-Explorer-Route-Map

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Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star, crashed in 1968

Mercedes Unimog

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