In the wilderness lies the preservation of the world.
Henry David Thoreau
Impressive & moving: Churchill, Belugas and Polar Bears
This is an old well known book called the „Children’s Cosmos – Animals in Ice and Snow“. In 1973 my parents gave it to me – and since then I know that there are white whales. Countless times, I read this book! And maybe it was part of the reason which allowed me to experience these fascinating animals!
When I found the book and looked at the sides, it seemed like i read it just yesterday for the last time. And i remmebered the certain smell of this book – do you know this special feeling when you rember a certain smell after many years? And there is a funny advice inside – for all people having a shipwreck in northern seas:
„if you see white whales and its winter, then you are near Greenland. If you see them during summer then you are far north – in the middle of the polar sea!“. But as we experienced now it can also be different!
These where impressive days in Canada where the Churchill River flows into the Hudson Bay. Where Belugas find certain conditions for raising their young ones.