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Old 17 June 2005, 10:44   #11
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Don't worry Louise, I've ordered the good weather for August!
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Old 17 June 2005, 12:12   #13
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[QUOTE=Alan] Arctic RIB, Did you take those pics yourself?

I wish I could say I did take them but I've only been ribing for 1 month now and haven't taken many pictures yet. The wildlife is truly spectacular over here, I plan to capture some amazing pictures this summer once the icebreaker ship comes along in the next few weeks, apparently people have spotted many Belugas, Walruses and Polar bears just 10KM from town at the ice flow-edge. Will post them soon. Thanks,
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Old 17 June 2005, 12:26   #14
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Just a few more,

Sea creatures- Killer whale, bowhead whale, beluga whale, blue whale, sperm whale, Bearded, harp and ring seals, walrus, narwhal, char and 40KG canibal cod.

Land creatures- Caribou, arctic wolf, musk ox, arctic hare, polar bear, lemmings, arctic fox and mountain goats.

Air creatures - Gyre Falcon, pelicans, canadian geese, ducks, swans, owls, ravens, loons and many others.
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Somehow I don't think these guys and ribs would be a good combination.
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I never thought of that. They could get all three of my tubes at once. I think it's the walrus that are more of a concern though, they are extremely vicous and have been known to attack people but that's if your asking for it, the polar bears also with their claws and teeth swimming around.
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Just to show we do get good weather on the Rock!

View of the Yacht Club last August. Note the blue skies!
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Beautiful! You've put my mind at rest now Alan!
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Old 18 June 2005, 07:43   #19
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Wow! Amazing pictures - especially like the middle one!

- Dont tell me . Finally a pic of Loo and Dick....

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Old 18 June 2005, 09:31   #20
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I never thought of that. They could get all three of my tubes at once. I think it's the walrus that are more of a concern though, they are extremely vicous and have been known to attack people but that's if your asking for it, the polar bears also with their claws and teeth swimming around.
I've read accounts of walruses tearing apart small aluminum boats that get to close. I've also read somewhere that orcas sometimes predate swimming polar bears, apparently their only other predator aside from humans. Would you know if this is the case?

If you get a chance check out Don Starkell's book 'Paddle to the Arctic'. Its an account of him paddly the Northwest Passage by Kayak over three summers. He had a couple of encounters with walruses and was chased by swimming polar bears more than once.
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