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A few months ago (in those heady days between turning in my thesis and graduating from my masters program), I watched a documentary on narwhals.  You may already know this, but narwhals are awesome. I was hooked – so hooked that I immediately hopped on the internet and looked up the price of narwhal-watching tours.

The prohibitive cost of the trip ($9000 for 10 days) ensures that it will remain  fantasy holiday.  But its so awesome! Its a cruise, basically, wherein you take a boat to the edge of the Arctic ice shelf.  You can go hiking and fishing and also expect to see narwhals, Orcas, bowhead whales, icebergs, probably some arctic birds….

In other words, its just really frickin’ cool.