Whenever we went ashore anywhere in the Arctic we had to be vigilant and carry a gun. Polar Bears can travel 35mph on land and 6mph when swimming! Dundas Harbour on Devon Island where we and four other boats sheltered from the gale which is documented in the movie. An Arctic Hare, and a Musk Ox. You can watch the documentary “Attempting the Northwest Passage” at www.wildwalestours.com, press the media button, down to documentary and the password is Franklin and it’s free, enj
A few more pics from our attempt around the North West Passage!
Catryn sailing in Lancaster Sound, Musk oxen and moon rise Devon Island, remains of John Franklins expedition on Beechy Island where the H.M.S. Terror and H.M.S. Erebus wintered over in 1845-46. They were never seen again and all 129 seamen perished. Arctic Poppies. Photos by Matt Jensen Young
“Attempting the Northwest Passage” is a film documentary that we made of our voyage on the yacht “Catryn” of our attempt to sail around the Northwest Passage from Greenland to Nome, Alaska around the frozen north during the summer of 2014 (35 minutes). It depicts the incredible natural beauty of the Arctic and the many challenges of the trip.
Go to wildwalestours.com go to media, scroll down to documentary, and the password is Franklin. The film is free, enjoy!