Thayer's Gull Dundas Harbour We ferried ashore to Dundas Harbor on Devon Island in the zodiacs and landed in shallow water on a sloping gravelly beach.  A Thayer Gull stood stoically on a nearby rocky section of shoreline probably quietly laughing at us slopping ashore. In spite of the all clear report by the scout team, at least six of the blue shirts carried bear blasters, large barrel weapons which shoot a non-life threatening explosive and two carried real rifles.  We were in big bear country. (A former Mountie on the staff team, with a lot of time in the Arctic, recounted asking an Inuit about hunting Polar Bear.  The native replied, “Don’t hunt Polar Bear, Polar Bear hunt me!”)

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