On our last day in Churchill, we walked around town before we had to go to the airport. We went to the Eskimo Museum and bought some books. They had real animals that were stuffed.
Then we walked behind the Town Center to see the Ghost Ship and the Inukshuk. The Ghost Ship is a ship that got stuck up on the shore but no one knows when or how it got there. The town fixed it a little so it isn’t dangerous for people to climb on anymore. Polar bears like to walk along the shore because they eat kelp and are waiting for the water to freeze so they can go hunt seals. There are signs telling people to stay away from the shore so they don’t get attacked by polar bears.
When we were at the Ghost Ship we saw my friend Jordan. We were running around and then her dad noticed a polar bear on the rocks. It was walking towards us. We watched it for a few minutes because it was kind of far away, but then it started getting closer so we walked quickly into the back doors of the Town Center. The Polar Bear Police came while we were walking towards the Town Center. The shot something called a cracker into the air that made a loud noise to scare the polar bear down the shore so it would walk faster through town. The polar bear ended up jumping in the water and swimming out into the Bay.
We didn’t get a chance to go up to the Inukshuk because of the polar bear so we took a picture of it behind me as we were going inside. An Inukshuk is a symbol that the Canadian indians made when they were traveling. They made it so others that came after them could see that someone was there and it points in the direction that they went.
After we watched the polar bear for a little bit, we had to go back to the bed and breakfast to pack and go to the airport. On the way to the airport we saw a red fox.
We also saw a polar bear getting lifted from the polar bear jail to go back to the tundra. When a polar bear is in the town and is a danger or if a polar bear is rescued from getting stuck or hurt, they tranquilize it and take it to a place called polar bear jail. They check the bear and take measurements for research, then they tranquilize the bear again and put it in a net hooked to a helicopter. Then they take it out to the tundra and let it go.
We watched from the airport while we waited to get on our plane. We flew to Winnipeg, stayed the night and then it was time to come home to Tucson.