WE’RE crowded on the bridge, at least 20 of us, peering out to the horizon with powerful binoculars and telephoto lenses. Surely we’ll see something soon.
Polar bears, whales, countless seabirds and even a rare species of caribou are all checked off but something is still missing up here in the high Arctic of Nunavut, Canada. Ice.
Up until the past decade, the Northwest Passage was only achievable, if at all, during a small window of opportunity in the northern summer when favourable winds and currents allowed a narrow corridor through the pack ice.
This is the beginning of a report in Pertn Now. Read the report here.