Posts Tagged ‘C-Dory’

2015 Hudson Bay Expedition – Once is Enough

I don’t ever need to do that again. An old Inuit hunter once told me that before you cross Wager Bay, you must confess in a loud voice all your sins. I worked my way down the list through Pride, Lust, Greed and Vanity, but I must have overlooked a few. Or maybe I needed […]


Hudson Bay Expedition – Tour the Boat

This boat. This 22-foot floating fiberglass money pit. For the summer it’s my home, my office and my bedroom. It’s also my jail cell and my ticket to adventure, my shelter through the storms to come and my private little shop of horrors. I’ve often compared her to a VW camper of the sea, but […]


Hudson Bay Expedition – Into the Sea

This whole thing feels like it’s held together with baling wire and wishing thinking. But has it ever been otherwise? After all the running around, stringing wires and stowing cases, it comes down to this: will the boat float and can I make her go. I mention to my friend Chesley that it seems as […]


Hudson Bay Expedition – Flying to Nunavut

Flying north from Thompson, we leave the road system behind and head north for an hour toward Hudson Bay under skies full of promise and over miles of mosquito-plagued tundra. We land in Churchill to drop off 90% of our passengers, and pick up cargo and fuel. I study a massive polar bear carcass strung up in a […]


2015 Hudson Bay Expedition

For weeks, I’ve been packing as if my life depends on it. Because, not to be a drama queen, it kind of does. How do you prepare for six weeks alone on a boat in the Canadian arctic? Most modern explorers take the travel light and move fast approach. I’m more of a kitchen sink […]