Baffin Island

Did anyone see Billy Connolly on his programme Edge of the World last night? He visited Baffin Island.

This has nothing to do with transport, but I would just like to say I have been there. I was 18 and was on an arctic expedition. We passed through both Iqaluit and Pagnirtung, and spent four weeks in the Auyuittuq National Park. I have only ever seen Baffin Island once on TV since I went there in 1978. A beautiful wonderful wilderness.


If there is a transport connection its that we flew in and out of Baffin in wonderful Douglas DC-3 Dakotas.

Just thought I’d let you know.


2 Responses to Baffin Island

  1. Bob Pinkett says:

    Now I am jealous, although as a small child with a USAF dad we regularly stopped at Gander airbase because the planes couldn’t make the transatlantic hop without a refuel in Labrador (or am I am dreaming this?)

  2. logistical says:

    Thats ironic because when we flew from London to Montreal en route to our expedition we overflew Baffin Island! We then had a night in Montreal then a flight to Frobisher Bay (Iqaluit) where we spent 2 nights before taking the DC-3 to Broughton Island. We stopped for a night at Pagnirtung en route because Broughton Island was fog bound.

    Just to make the whole thing even more weird, while in Frobisher Bay we met the archbishop of Canterbury – as one does!

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