Stuck on a rock

By Richard Knapton

It was the last day of our marvelous “Into the Northwest Passage Tour”.  We were traveling out of Coronation Gulf, midway between Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, everyone relaxing, enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. We had spent the morning ashore, admiring the amazing Stromatolites (fossil algal mounds) and listening to the yodeling of Yellow-billed Loons, watching circling Golden Eagles as they hunted Arctic Ground Squirrels, puzzling over Redpolls (Hoary? Common?) and finding Harris’s Sparrow and other goodies, and were on our way to the last port of call at Kugluktuk. Well, not quite! A grinding noise, some shuddering of the ship, and …. We had run aground! An unchartered rocky reef, and there we were, at a slight tilt, stuck! Read more about Stuck on a rock