We spent our day dogsledding and skiing with our heads down and noses angled away from the wind. Sustained winds blasted us as we traveled along the coast of Hudson Bay to the Churchill Northern Studies Center. Wind speeds peaked at about 30 mph, with an air temp of about 0 degrees F today.

The Center is an incredible change from the camping we’ve been doing. It is heated, and has hot showers, a full kitchen, and internet access. The Center is a base for polar bear and other arctic researchers.

When we arrived they had us sign a stock form acknowledging the risk of polar bear attacks. One section of the form forbids us from camping here because of the danger. It seems ironic to be signing such a document after all the camping we’ve done this week.

Tomorrow we will dogsled and ski about 10 miles to the town of Churchill.