In the process of simplifying/purging, I came across photos from a Sepember 2009 trip to the shores of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada, to see polar bears. The hunting lodge where we stayed is on the migratory path of the polar bears and between hunting seasons, the camp owners decideed to offer opportunities to see polars bears.
We flew in on a four-seater plane, landing on a clearing along the Bay. The accommodations were austere (cabins only had heat at night and the bathrooms were in the main lodge) but the food was fantastic.
The camp was enclosed by a high fence and we only left the camp with armed escorts. Every day, we ventured out on makeshift touring vehicles (think ATVs pulling, small flat-bed trailers with old car seats bolted to them). Our guides were two man who had grown up in this remote area of Manitoba, 150 miles from the nearest city.
The opportunity to see polar bears every day, in their natural habitat, was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We were fortunate to have an aspiring photographer on the trip (my camera batteries died the first day), and these are his photographs.
I remember how blessed I felt to be one of eleven people on this trip, standing on the shores of the Hudson Bay, with beautiful flowers and fall colors all around–and polar bears in abundance.
What a marvellous experience! The photos are truly wonderful and I’ve shared a link via twitter.
Thank you, Liz. It was one of those times where I said, “Who am I to be one of eleven people standing on the shoers of the Hudson Bay watching polar bears?” So blessed!
I remember your fascination with them! Glad that you had that memory today, as it is a refreshing breath of air!
Thank you. I feel so fortunate to have had the travel expereinces I have had (and looking forward to more!)
Love those photos, Madeline. What a special trip!
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Thanks, Linda. Yes, it was memorable.
Soooo cute! These are the memoriew we need to keep.Miche
I agree, Michele. My travels have made my life so rich.
Yes. Loved that trip
I think I stilll have the video Ron made from your pictures. So grateful you were willing to rough it and take the trip with me.