Churchill Manitoba~

If you are not out dancing this Saturday night then I think you should at least go out on the town in Churchill Manitoba, but watch out the bear patrol does not put you in the lock up for troublesome visitors. As always Cindy Knoke brings the wild and the beautiful to us, especially grateful not to travel by calamity air!!! Head over and enjoy and watch out for bears.

Oh course I have to lead with the bears. Churchill is often referred to as ‘The Polar Bear Capitol of the world’ and I do have more of them to show you. This is a different mother and cub from the ones I posted before and they are shot in black and white.

Churchill itself is a most remarkable and unique place. In the summer it is nippy, but in the winter, it is another story altogether. Hudson Bay freezes over and the polar bears are in their element. People, not so much. But clever and resourceful humans have adapted many ways to make life in this forbidding climate livable. Check out this polar research vehicle which you have to admit is pretty darn nifty. (In the background you can see an abandoned missile silo. More about this later).

Decades ago polar bear populations around Churchill were in very serious…

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