Working at Travel Manitoba has its perks. I get to talk about all of its great destinations and I’m lucky enough to be visiting one right now. Churchill!
The flight in was better than expected. I wasn’t sure if a smaller plane would freak me out. It did not. Plus, flying at a lower altitude gives you a great chance to see some spectacular landscapes. The first thing I noticed as we approached Churchill was that the trees were casting very long shadows. You know you are pretty far north when you see shadows like that at midday! Oh, and the trees only have branches on three sides since the wind is so strong. They would make perfect space-saver Christmas trees!
I’m part of a small group staying at the new Churchill Northern Studies Centre. The place is very eco-friendly and modern. The staff and volunteers are great and the chef makes a mean apple pie. Our guide, Mike, took us on a walking tour this afternoon around the old Churchill Rocket Range. An interesting place that I didn’t really know anything about. Tomorrow we go dog sledding. Woohoo!
Here are some photos from today: