Sunday, Febraury 14th, 2010
Iqaluit to Clyde River (Kanngiqtugaapik) – Today we said ‘bye’ to Iqaluit and moved on to Clyde River.
The plane was a tiny, tiny 18-seater. The flight was only two hours or so, but again the size of snacks was enormous. I asked for water and got 1 litre bottle! They really take care of you well on these northern flights.
And again, just like on the flight to Iqaluit from Montreal, the views from the plane were gorgeous.
When we arrived at the airport it was around 3pm and it was already getting dark. The airport is tiny. And the baggage claim was a hoot. Basically, a pick-up truck drives out to the plane. The bags are loaded on the truck. The truck drives to the front door of the airport and they dump the bags in the street for passengers to pick up as they drive into town.
Between the four of us, we have a massive amount of gear. It takes us at least two trips to transport everything. Especially in a place like Clyde River where there’s only one taxi, it doesn’t make us very popular with other travellers. Either at the airport or at the hotel.