Rankin Inlet

They went from Fort McMurray to Rankin Inlet. It took six and a half  hours to cover 790 miles. The ceiling was low, but the country is flat and the visibility was OK.

Fort Mac to Rankin

Fort Mac to Rankin

Re-fuelling was chilly. The highest temperature recorded  in Rankin Inlet in November is 1.5 decrees C. The wind chill can easily take the temperature down to -40 degrees C.. This is the town that once had the longest recorded blizzard in Canada, lasting over 7 days.

Minus 6 and a 30 knot wind

Minus 6 and a 30 knot wind

Bill says the hotel in Rankin is expensive but nice.  There are two restaurants in town but nothing at the hotel, so, to avoid going out in the cold, the guests buy pre-cooked frozen meals at the desk and cook them in the microwave in the room.

The current plan is to leave for Iqaluit tomorrow.

Enroute

Enroute

Cold and barren

Cold and barren

 

Landing at Rankin Inlet

Landing at Rankin Inlet

 

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