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"Stepping Stones" images

To make your reading experience of reading "Stepping Stones of Ungava and Labrador" more fun, we've presented some images here, with chapter headings and, when appropriate, the page number in the book. Scroll down!
 (To view a slide show of some of the images, without references, click here.)

(latest additions 27 June 2010)

Chapter 1    Going East

p22 left to right; Kristin, Ida, Sara.

p 24 Larry and Sara

p24 Sara

p 29 small freighter



p 30. Our Wild Country Quasar set on the rock above the fast-rising water...

We collect "fresh" water in a collapsible bucket..... this is a salty sample, so we need to camp higher up. Typically after letting sediment settle, we use a filter pump to clean what we need.

mirages, page 42

Fishing camp, page 42

p 42

p 43
Inukshuk Lodge

pages 43-44

Ross Traverse in 2009 with fresh smoked salmon... he mostly smokes salmon and mackerel nowadays.
Ross runs a garden nursery business in Newfoundland, "Traverse Gardens".

Ross Traverse's salmon, cold-smoked using alder...

Chapter 4    Polar Bears

p 51
quartz blocks?

Chapter 5    Hubbard Expedition

p 61
Near mouth of George River

p 61

Chapter 6    Moravian Missionaries

p 72    Suzie (left) and David (Center)

David with Nigel

Chapter 8    East and North along Ungava Bay

p 79

the gift of a duck...

page 92

After our escape but before the bear swam after us. Page 87

Our last camp before we reached Killinek

Chapter 9   Killinek and Polar Air Routes

p 105, church, Killinek

page 105,   inside the church, Killinek

page 109, evening light, Amittoq Inlet

Chapter 10    Crossing Hudson Strait

Images from the 1981 trip are on the Baffin Island page of this site.

Chapter 11    McLelan Strait

McLelan Strait

McLelan Strait looking west


Amity Island

Chapter 12    Labrador Fog and German Weather Stations

Fog cleared to reveal the Torngat Mountains

Iceberg with Torngat Mountains

Chapter 13    Wind

Sheltering from the wind on Amiktok Island

page 147

Big White Bearskin Island (top left) off Deacon Head, see from Amiktok Island.

page 149

Stone armchair, page 154

Chapter 14    Ramah

p 157   waterfall pitching out onto the beach

p 161   remains of sod houses

Nigel Foster Making Espresso p 163    brewing espresso

Chapter 15    Leaving the Torngats

Iceberg, Saglek Bay

Crossing Saglek Bay

Cliff on Big Island

page 175

Chapter 16    Saglek

p 179    Caribou in the shade around the temporary buildings

Caribou. page 179

p 183    the memorial plaque to the Marauder crew

Marauder wreckage p.183

PCB clean-up team by our kayaks

Chapter 17    Hebron

p 193 Moravian Mission building Hebron

Tom with his dog

The first Moravian building at Hebron

the camp of the restoration party

Checking out the houses once rented out by the Hudson Bay Company

Sem's home-built boat

Sem's other boat is anchored in the bay

Chapter 18    Kaumajet Mountains, The Shining Mountains

Cod Bag Harbor

Page 207

Inuit grave

page 208

Repairing a kayak
page 209

Chapter 19    Okak

Okak Islands page 216

Chapter 20    Cabins

New paragraph

page 219

Jako's cabin... Kiglapait Mountains in background
page 222

Jako's cabin

Cabin, Kiglapait Harbour
page 223

New paragraph

Chapter 21    Kiglapait Mountains and Village Bay

p 225 Entering Medusa Bay

Jim and Helena outside their cabin
page 227

Chapter 22   Port Manvers Run

Early morning Port Manvers Run
page 233

Uncanny calm
page 237

Kristin with mussels she collected from the cold water Webb Bay
page 238

Kristin cooking mushrooms and berries on a beach fireplace
page 238

Frosty morning
page 240

Best friends!

Chapter 23  Nain

p 248 April on ATV, with Kristin

p 248

Chapter 24  Northern Ranger

p 257

p 258 Legend hoisted aboard the Northern Ranger

The cargo hatch closes

p 259 Kristin leaving Nain on Northern Ranger

Chapter 25   The road of progress

p 265 Muskrat Falls

p 267-268, B17G search and rescue aircraft.

Links to some more of the history of this B17G...  1,   2,

p 267, Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw; the younger

The still-inflated tires

That's all for now for Stepping Stones! You can buy a signed copy of the book at the Nigel Kayak Store, where you will also find On Polar Tides, a more recent book covering the same trips.