|From Clyde River|
|ISLA BAFFIN: “PERFECTION VALLEY”|
|Friday, 08 June 2012 11:10|
Today we should leave our base camp in the entrance to Perfection Valley, but right now it is snowing and is bitterly cold in Clyde River. Visibility is poor too. We are still unsure what we will do.
As is to be expected in such isolated places as this, we have already had a number of experiences to remember on this expedition. Yesterday, and in Clyde River itself which scarcely consists of a few pre-fabricated houses with no tarmac and the only means of communication with the outside world being plane, we were able to watch Rafael Nadal pass into the semis at Roland Garros.
Such are the contradictions of this world we live in, that only two days ago Hansjörg and I were in the middle of nowhere, walking to god knows where, armed with rifles used by the British in WWII (although our models were fabricated in 1950). As “cutting edge” weapons we were able to fire a few test shots before beginning our six-hour exploration of Perfection Valley, but which we were incapable of using during our three-hour descent to the fjord. It was just as well that the “great white bear” never showed-up…