09 Jul MUSKOX RIVER CAMP
Today is another great day for travel. It’s overcast, cold and windy and we press on down-river. It’s a very short paddling season up here and we’re told the water levels are particularly low this year as well. We’re made aware of this as the canoes scrape bottom through some tricky shallow spots. Again, we pass by another attractive looking painting area, but press on. The weather removes the temptation to stay and paint for a while, as the light is rather flat and there’s no sign of the sun. Thirteen hard-earned kilometres later, we arrive at the confluence of the Muskox River and the Thomsen. Pulling into an eddy, I look back to find a nice view up-river and make a mental note to return if possible. We round the next bend and settle in once again. Here is where we plan to stay for the next couple of nights. I look forward to more time on the ground to explore and to get some more paintings underway.