Day 9, Tuesday, August 13, 1996
After awakening to a good early morning rain, we had a scrumptous breakfast of pancakes with a sauce made from dried yams, apples and appricots with apple jelly, whipped up by Max.
Caribou crossing the Soper River near the campsite (Yeah, I know, it's hard to see)
Today we stayed put near the shelter as we had pre-arranged a few phone
As it was predominately overcast, for the majority of the day we were
unable to solar recharge to capacity our batteries for the laptops and
for the MSAT communicator (we may be a bit slow with updates).
Caribou near the group shelter (A bit easier to see)
At 9:30 we had a pre-interview with All in the Day, a CBC Ottawa afternoon
radio program hosted by Ken Rockburn. At 11:00 we received a call from
Tom Spears of the Ottawa Citizen. For lunch we reheated some leftovers
the previous nite's meal and Max baked a load of Bannock bread. At 2:30PM
we recorded an interview with Ken Rockburn for All in the Day. Then at
5:10PM we did a live interview with Gail Whiteside of CBC radio Iqaluit.
All in all it was a busy afternoon. Having not done anything all day,
Max, Dan and I climbed Mount Moore to view the fantastic vista. To reach
top we climbed up a snow covered embankment. At the top, the
vantage gave us several view of the magical Soper river as it snaked its
way west and then south. There
we view what appeared to be a ''caribou highway''. All day we had watched
in the neighbourhood of about 300 caribou crossing the Soper River below
the group shelter. It was quite a site to behold.
Up Mt. Moore over snow
After the 2 hour hike, we prepared the evening's meal, an East Indian
treat, complete with Chicken Pilaf rice, Palak Paneer, Alu Chole and
Naan bread. This was complemented with a desert of Soper River chilled
Jello and hot apple cider.
Solar charging the batteries
After a day at the office, we'll be back on the crystal clear and pristine waters of the Soper, tomorrow!