Second camp on Skraeling island
11, 12, 13 Agust - 2004
Our kayak expedition to Ellesmere island continues with a long, but not particularly strenous, paddling trip heading back to Skrealing islands where we will set a new camp on a different spot. The island is interesting for the many arctic birds and for more archeological artifacts left by ancient Eskimos.
We start a long day of paddling, going back to another island of Skrealing group. The trip is about 7 hours, but it's not particularly tiring as it looks to be.
At about halfway, we stop in a suitable place (basically, some rocks coming out from Artic ocean) for the lunch break.
Soon, we leave again, continuing our kayak trip along the eastern coast of Ellesmere island, between icebergs and ice floes.
In late evening (or night?) we arrive in another area of Skrealing island, where we camp.
The weather improves and there is now a nice sky with a beautiful sun light.
Photos of walrus bones around the tents.
The Twin Glacier on the opposite side of Alexandra Fiord.
Pictures of bones, including walrus and whales.
As for the other Skrealing island, there are lots of tent rings and other archeological remains left by ancient Esimos.
Pictures of Ptamarans. Skreaking island is interesting for birds also and we often had dozens of Ptamarans feeding around the tents.
An arctic tern didn't hesitate to attack everybody tried to climb an hill too much close to a nest.
Beautiful orange lichens (about 3cm in diamater)
Photos of lichens, displaying different species.
Orange lichen sometimes cover large areas of the rocks.
A caterpillar, about 3cm long.
A nice fox trap with top entrance, still left thousands of years ago by ancient Eskimos.
A view from the top of a nearby hill.