Iqaluit, Nunavut – Wednesday, August 1

We have had another eventful day in Iqaluit! The weather has been simply gorgeous and we took advantage of this with a brisk hike this morning in the surrounding area close to town. The community has been buzzing in recent days about our official Arctic Expedition Launch event and it did not disappoint! We served up an amazing community barbeque over lunch at Sylvia Grinnell Park. The turnout was great, the food delicious and we heard some inspiring farewell speeches.

We planned to be setting sail this evening but alas it was not to be. Ice in the harbour has prevented our departure for the time being. So the team is back at Arctic College for the night. We’ve had an evening educational program and we will try again to get to the ship tomorrow morning.  Flexibility is the key!