Arrival in Churchill, Time to Get to Work
I arrived in Churchill on Saturday. On the train I met 4 other expedition teammates: Erika, a teacher from Southern California; Sergio, who works for Shell Oil as a computer guy; Michael, from Denmark who also works for Shell Oil; and Eunice, from Australia, who is a doctor taking a year off to do volunteer work around the world.
We have already formed a nice friendship. We toured the Eskimo museum and walked around town to visit the sites.
On Sunday, the entire team (14 people) was fitted for cold weather gear. We then drove out to the Northern Studies Centre. On the way, we saw the most beautiful, female grey wolf. We were told that it was not good for her to be as close to the road because it is hunting season and she could be shot since her pellet would sell for more than $1000.
Tonight, we had our 1st fulltime briefing. We met the entire team and Dr. Kershaw. He outlined all of our work for the next 10 days. The schedule sounds incredibly busy yet exciting. Tomorrow, breakfast starts at 6:30 am and then we meet for another briefing at 7:30. I volunteered for dishwashing detail for tomorrow so I need to have an early start. So, I will signoff for now.
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