Spectacular Baffin Island


This magical canyon met the ‘amazing clause’ criteria, which meant we woke everyone up to see it. This photo was taken at about 11 pm.


Just one of many spectacular waterfalls we saw. My ice climber husband was in heaven. Who knows how many people have ever seen this?


David with his polar bear gun. I’m happy to report we did not see a polar bear. Much to Martin’s disappointment


Something about this view is so peaceful and calming.  It is so unfailingly enduring.


We had some snow


Meandering in the grassy valley


We saw glaciers


We had some fabulous sunny days


Immense Eclipse Sound


The water was cold!

The scenery never failed to be spectacular

The scenery never failed to be spectacular


On the beach at Pond Inlet


Martin with a hunter’s fresh caught seal. For human consumption and to feed the sled dogs

The National Geographic Explorer in Pond Inlet

The National Geographic Explorer in Pond Inlet

In my next post, I want to tell you something about the Inuit culture, both old and new.

About Tandi

I love my morning coffee, reading, the wilderness, paddling, poetry, my Spanish husband, and being a doctor. I also love writing my blog, and reading yours.
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9 Responses to Spectacular Baffin Island

  1. I love exploring the North with you and Martin from the coziness of my office! So glad you are showing me this world that I would never otherwise see.
    Love you to Baffin and back

  2. Karen Cain says:

    Your photos are beyond amazing! I am so happy to have you share your Northern adventure with us. Karen & Verne

    • Tandi says:

      Thank you Karen. I was actually a little disappointed in them myself. Mostly it was cloudy with flat light, not the easiest conditions for photography.

  3. David says:

    Ever have one of those days where you would just like to get away from it all? Stumbled across your blog while looking up Yellowknife as a remote way of life I saw on Animal Planet Ice Lake Rebels. After reading and seeing the wonders of what you experience every day, I must say a part of me would move there today. I live on the east coast of the US 2hrs east of Washington, D.C., only 20 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. Its a nice 78 degrees here today. Looking at the pictures of your homeland, I could almost smell the clean air. Thanks for sharing. It’s a beautiful land you live in. David

    • Tandi says:

      Hi David, Thanks so much for stopping by, and thanks for your comment. I loved hearing about where you are from and how you came across my blog. It is indeed a very beautiful place, most of the time, and I hope you do get a chance to see it some day. I also love how interesting it is here, its just not like life down south. Cheers.

  4. Remarkable and awe inspiring photos Tandi. I was imagining your thoughts as you were standing alone within those enormous rock walls. Possibly the only person ever to experience it. Thanks so much . Kayti

  5. shoreacres says:

    Re: your slight disappointment with the photos — don’t you think that’s a response every photographer would have, even the most accomplished? The scale is so immense, the subtlety of the sky, clouds and water so remarkable, capturing it probably is impossible. The best analogy I can think of in my experience is open ocean sailing. I have one photo I can look at and say, “Yes! That’s it!”, but what’s in the photo is only a token of the larger reality I experienced. Some things only can be hinted at.

    Speaking of, those calm waters are lovely. Do the inlets tend to be quiet(er) waters, because of being surrounded on three sides by land?

    The National Geographic Explorer seems fairly non-intrusive, but your way of travel still would suit me better. I fear sailing Glacier Bay ruined me forever for one of the larger ships!

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