Gravel and Graupel

Written by Steve Earsom
Thursday, June 25, 2015

Photo of Stephen D. Earsom.Jean and I have taken advantage of two days of sometimes marginal, but flyable weather to spin the Kodiak's prop across the peninsula.

Tuesday we surveyed near Povirnituk, and yesterday advanced south to the Hudson Bay village of Inukjuak. Along with lots of Canada geese, we have been rewarded with sightings of wolves, snowy owls, gyrfalcons, arctic foxes, several species of ducks, and muskoxen.

Today's entry is short since we again have good weather so must go fly while the gods of gravel landing strips and graupel-laden clouds allow. With any luck I'll be posting the final flight log in the next day or two with estimates of Canada goose populations as well as more photos.

Fifth weather day in a row leads to cabin fever and the need to see some countryside near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.  Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.

Fifth weather day in a row leads to cabin fever and the need to see some countryside near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.

Low ceilings, rain and snow near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.

Low ceilings, rain and snow near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.

No greens fees.  Bring your own cart.  Near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik.  Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.

No greens fees. Bring your own cart. Near Kuujjuaq, Nunavik. Photo: Steve Earsom, USFWS.