|Lazy Bear Lodge on the road into Churchill: R. Harris|
For now though a little look around town. Sometimes people come to town, see lots of old abandoned vehicles and just think it looks a bit run down but that couldn't be further from the truth. Sure it looks a bit neglected but you have to remember that there are no roads up here other than those through town and out to the airport. When anything is brought in at huge expense by rail or air, it's destined never to leave again. The result is an eclectic mix of vehicles stretching back as far as the fifties, though many are not in great shape! But more of that later.
|The warnings are everywhere. Be careful out there!|
|The World famous 'Polar Bear Jail', a holding|
facility for rogue or nuisance bears.
|Keeping a close eye out for bears.|
You must never ignore these signs. To
Venture beyond to the shore of the
Hudson Bay behind me would be
foolhardy to say the least.
|Sandhill Cranes along the Churchill River: R Harris|
|White - crowned Sparrow: R. Harris|
PS. If you enjoyed Big Blue Live on the BBC last year, make sure you watch Arctic Live from Churchill and the shores of the Hudson Bay coming to the BBC in early November! Presenters will be Kate Humble, Gordon Buchanan and Simon Reeve.