Jonathan and Kirti Walpole's 950 km canoe journey across Northwest Territories and Nunavut in July and August of 2014

Day 16

Weather: Very hot, calm, muggy and buggy
Distance: 55 km
Location: Latitude:64.58147, Longitude:-100.42728 at 07/28/2014 16:08:33 PDT
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We had another early start and were on the water before 6 am. We paddled through an easy class 2 rapid at Thelon Bluffs, then paddled with the current to the start of Beverley Lake. There was a huge estuary area approaching Beverley Lake with extensive sandbars. It was quite tricky navigating in order to stay in the deep channels. For the past two days we have been dive-bombed by sea gulls protecting their nests.

We crossed to the South shore of the lake and hand railed along that shore for a few hours. It was hot, muggy, and calm again. The barometer has been steady for the past 6 days. We decided to push in order to get past the exposed part of Beverley Lake before the wind got up. We eventually stopped to camp on a small island at the east end of Beverley Lake. We had to go into the water multiple times to cool off.