Leg 8: Qikiqtarjuaq to Pond Inlet

We travelled north along the eastern coast of Baffin Island, the fifth largest island in the world, and visited Qikiqtarjuaq, one of the more traditional communities in Nunavut. It still relies on its excellent traditional clothing industry. The next community to the north is Clyde River, home to Nunavut’s Inuit Cultural Learning Centre, where we learned how traditional Inuit knowledge (IQ) is still a vital part of survival in the North. Then, we continued our journey to Sam Ford Fjord, known for its awe-inspiring stark granite cliffs, which rise steeply to heights up to 1,500 m (4,900 ft). How high is that? It takes daredevil cliff divers 11 seconds to free fall when they jump from its peak.