Thursday, August 4, 2016

Churchill–Last Entry I Promise!


For our last day in Churchill we walked the town, visited the shops and museums.   There is one beach right beside the town complex and we enjoyed walking around there keeping an eye out for bears.  The town does have a bear patrol which you see driving around often so that gives you peace of mind.  But there are many areas they recommend you do not walk…basically anywhere that is not town!   They can easily hide in the outcrops and you don’t want to accidently walk right into one.  We heard at the airport that they had a polar bear wandering around there that day!


This is as far as we walked as you can see how easy it would be for a bear to hid in there.


The tide was out so we were having fun finding ‘cool’ rocks….yes rocks are cool!  I brought one home to put in my rock garden.


Had to dip my feet in the Arctic Ocean to say I did it!


Thank you Tim for taking me on this wonderful adventure. It was our first trip together without the boys so I was teasing him that I finally got my honeymoon!


If your interested I did take some video of the bears, owl, whales and underwater whales and have uploaded to my YouTube channel here.

Didn’t need the toque the last day, it was 10’c and the sun came out in the afternoon.


I picked up some genuine Inuit Soapstone carvings from the Museum gallery.  I felling in love with the Dancing Bear and the diving Beluga.


Thanks for putting up with my Churchill posts.  I haven’t been doing any quilting and my next project is to Plaster Paint my kitchen table and chairs so I might be another couple of weeks before I post anything quilty!   But I did hear the Northern lights have been active this week,  so I’m hoping all this rain will stop so I can get a few pictures!


  1. I really enjoy traveling pictures, especially when they take me to parts of the world I haven't visited.

  2. I'm so happy you posted about your trip to Churchill. I loved all of your pictures. What a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing your adventure with all of us. Enjoy your summer!

  3. I have not been "putting up" with you Churchill posts, I have been loving them!

  4. I, too, have loved your posts. Thank you so much for sharing your trip with us.

  5. Thank you for your Journal. I have seen a lot of Canada and have been east west and some north but never to the northern part of Manitoba Our country is just beautiful. Thank you again

  6. Your photos and narratives are wonderful! I enjoyed every photo and description. What a trip! I am in complete admiration of your kayaking skills. I kayak some, but get very nervous if the water starts rocking me more than a little. I can't imagine the exhilaration of being so close to the whales! Thanks for sharing your special trip.

  7. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for all your pictures. I know I will never get there and I have really been enjoying looking at your pictures. It sure does look like you had a great time.

  8. I also enjoyed the photos. It looks a fabulous place to go. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Thank you for these posts. I follow you because of your quilting, but I also love seeing where you live, and now the amazing sights of Churchill.

  10. Geweldig, zulke prachtige foto's.
    Ik heb walvissen en orca's gezien bij Vancouver eiland.
    5 x was ik daar. Mijn zoon voer op de Lawrence River en zag ook veel belugas.
    Ik woon op een klein eiland,Ameland, in Nederland, het is daar ook geweldig.
    Ik houd van je web-site, je maakt geweldige quilts.
    Ik quilt zelf ook. Bedankt.


  11. I'm sorry to see the end of the Churchill posts. I've really enjoyed them.