Stepping Stones of Ungava and Labrador (Hardback)
SKU: B-SSt Hardback
Stepping Stones (Tutjat) is the Inuit name for the islands in Hudson Strait north of Labrador. Legend tells how Inuit once followed these stepping stones and discovered people living on Baffin Island. In 1981 Nigel Foster kayaked this route south, crossing the forty miles wide Hudson Strait solo. Trapped by fall storms he cut short his trip and hitch-hiked south aboard an oil tanker.In 2004 he returned with Kristin Nelson to finish the trip. Starting at Kuujjuaq, Ungava Bay, they crammed food for five weeks into two sea kayaks and began their 675-mile wilderness journey after the pack-ice cleared in July.Dodging polar bears the couple negotiated the phenomenal tides of Ungava Bay and the wind squalls of Labrador. Traveling with the boom of calving icebergs and the call of loons in dense fog, and camping at night beneath the snaking aurora borealis, they gained a unique perspective on the world's vanishing wilderness Outskirts Press
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