Churchill Adventure Begins

It hasn’t actually begun – but it is close now.  I am at a hotel near the airport in order to avoid having to get up at 4 am to head to the airport.  Instead I will rise at 5 am and get ready while waiting for my short ride to the airport with the shuttle at 5:45 am.

It seems I have to leave before breakfast is served – but I can pick up some fruit in the lobby or grab a breakfast to go.  They will be serving a light breakfast on the plane, but I normally eat more than a light breakfast, so will probably pick up some fruit.  I did bring a banana to have anyway.  🙂

The weather for Churchill is forecast for tomorrow to be +1C with light snow.  Unfortunately no sunshine, which would be nice for pictures – but maybe this is better for sightings.  🙂

I am at the Hampton Inn by Hilton and it is quite a nice room.  I got a good price through CAA, which also helps.

The king size bed makes the room look smaller than it actually is.

I went downstairs to look around at the fitness centre and salt pool and overheard a guy talking about being a wildlife photographer.  I don’t know if he would be going to Churchill for a 1 day trip or if he just returned from a longer trip.  It would be interesting to have a professional photographer come along.  He seemed to have a captive audience, so I tried not to seem too obvious that I was eavesdropping and didn’t stay long.  They did mention at the desk that a flight had just returned so I suspect he has just returned from a few days up there.  I don’t think too many professionals would go all the way there for just 1 day.


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