Just a walk, actually. We were advised that if we really were intent on walking outside of Qaanaaq in the winter dark, we should take a shotgun with us. It was polar bear denning country after all. After a little uhhming and ahhing, we picked up a shotgun from the supermarket. Not entirely sure it would have done much more than annoyed any bear we pointed it at, but the thought was there.
In fact, we never thought about bears before buying the gun. But, damn, you can bet we thought about them every day after that!
Top photo is Jane with the gun and the lights of Qaanaaq in the distance. It’s pretty dark out. 🙂
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