This December I decided to visit Churchill. It was something I always thought would be cool, but to be honest I thought it was too expensive to go. Some people even questioned me. “Why are you paying thousands of dollars to visit a town in your own province?” So glad I didn’t listen. It turned out to be one of the most unique and awe inspiring trips I’ve ever done. You may have seen the video of a Polar Bear petting a dog. Below was my tweet…
— Alix Michaels (@AlixsVoice) November 17, 2016
Yup, that was our tour. Only me and my guy along with the tour guide witnessed it, but after the video was posted and news channels got wind of it, it went viral. Close to 26 million and counting. It was amazing how people who had no idea of the whole situation starting chiming in about what was right and wrong about it. Whatever. We all know Churchill because of the Polar Bears, but did you know things are just a bit lighter there than they are around the rest of the world? In places in and around Hudson Bay, the gravity is slightly off. Apparently it’s quite a bit less than it is in much of the rest of the world. It’s nothing you would notice. The lesser gravitational pull works out to about a 10th of an ounce for every 150 pounds of weight. Amazing. Here’s MORE about it.
Now that I’ve been, I feel more connected to my home province. Why should visitors from all over the world have all the fun! For years I said “why” visit, now all I know is I want back.