Read the journal notes of Henry Kelsey from 1697 when he watched for 2 weeks as the French-Canadian Pierre Le Moyne D'Iberville attacked and captured York Fort. If you haven't heard of Henry Kelsey he is also a great explorer. He is the first known European to see bison and the prairies of central North [...]
If you are in NYC stop and visit.
Check out Canada's History website. They did a quick review of our drone video at Hudson Bay. Yes, they commented on my unstable drone piloting. It's a good view of the Marsh Point area at low tide on a perfectly sunny day with absolutely no clouds, no wind, and even better no waves.
Here is a copy of the Explorers Club Canada newsletter.Far Afield Winter 2014
In May the Association for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies in Canada (AASSC) was held at Brock University. AASSC is an interdisciplinary group focusing on humanities and social studies related to Scandinavia. David attended the opening reception sponsored by Jan-Terje Storaas of the Norwegian Embassy. Another event was sponsored by Britt Bengtsson of the Swedish [...]
Hello fellow Expeditioners. I hope Spring 2014 finds you well and the Winter was not too harsh. It seemed like a very long winter this year. The Fara Heim team took a several month break from field work after the Hudson Bay trip. Executing expeditions takes a lot of preparation and planning!! For the next [...]
Captain Norman Baker stopped into Winnipeg on his way back from another Explorers Club expedition and delivered Flag 109. We took him on the Fara Heim expedition ship on Lake Winnipeg during the Islendingadagurinn weekend.
We have now decided to return to Hudson Bay in August to search for the ships sunk during the "Battle of Hudson Bay". This return to the Bay will allow the team to execute ground and sea search techniques in preparation for the 2014 Arctic trip. We will set up our basecamp at York Factory on the [...]
We are searching for the point the 8 mile trail meets the Nelson River. The water flows out of the muskeg and the 80+ foot cliffs. The water flowing out of the muskeg was really nice but it is eroding the bank. Click here for Video: 8 Mile [...]
Yes, you read that correctly. We are now the "Fara Heim Foundation" and applying for non-profit status. We have not been very good at updating the Expedition Diary as we are constantly blogging onto our facebook page (daily). Since the post before this one we have: 1. Spent 2 weeks on Hudson Bay going by [...]