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Churchill – Part 2

So i headed up to the Northern Studies Centre which is located around 25km from the town of Churchill itself. This was to be my home for the next 5 weeks or so, volunteering for 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. Cleaning, washing up and giving a hand where necessary (re-stocking the gift shop, admin work that sort of thing). The perks of the “job” are that i get to go out on the tundra buggy at least a couple of times, along with the paying guests/course participants.

I met my room mates (the volunteer rooms sleep four people in bunks) Lizzie who is from Aberdeen and Sarah who hails from Oregon in the States. I didn’t want to bore you with too much writing so i’ve uploaded the photos as a slideshow and written a short caption for each one, click on the first photo and you will be able see a bigger version.

It was a sad day when i had to say goodbye to Lizzie and Sarah as they headed for the train but we have made plans for the future – Sarah and i are going to meet up in 2013 in France and walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago together and Lizzie, depending on work will hopefully join us for at least a part of the walk. It will seem very strange to be sleeping in a room on my own again, i feel i was so so lucky to have been able to share the last few weeks with such great girls, we’ve had such a laugh and got along so well together.

At the end of the 5 weeks i headed back to town to stay again at Heidi’s house and will post again with more images.