It is located about 200 kilometers south of the Inuit settlement town of Pond Inlet and is surrounded by high, weathered cliffs.
In the early hours of the morning we experienced great lighting moods with calm seas.
We went ashore in Feacham Bay, where, according to our expert, Ms. Leslie Qammaniq, a small community of Thule indigenous people (ancestors of all modern Inuit) lived about 500 years ago. We visited the remains of three semi-underground round houses in traditional Thule style over the beach.
The tundra is very rich in flora, but all plants are quite small and close to the ground to survive in the harsh, cold, and very strong winds and the 8-9 months of snow and ice on the ground.
The entire tundra was covered with so-called "arctic cotton plants" (Eriophorum callitrix). According to Leslie, "cotton", one of the most common flowering plants in the northern tundra regions, was picked by the Inuit to use as wicks for lights or whale and seal oil lamps in their homes and igloos.