South Camp Inn
Resolute, population 200 or so, has three hotels, giving it a visitors-to-locals ratio as high as Waikiki's. We're staying at the South Camp Inn, a sprawling place with a lived-in feel, more like a multi-generational home than a hotel. Most of the visitors are heading off on expeditions, whether scientific, personal or for public consumption. There are several TV crews here, including one for the UK show "Polar Challenge".
We asked Ozzie, the guy who runs the place, who's the craziest person who has been through - present company excepted. "Oh, no one's crazy," he said. "Everyone has their thing to do, and they do it. We support them all." He then went on to tell a story about a guy who tried to ride a mountain bike to the magnetic pole, but found that the bike kept sinking in the snow, so had to walk it the whole way. I guess crazy is relative.
We just celebrated the last sunset we'll see until August. The sun barely dipped below the horizon, and it didn't get the least bit dark. It's going to be a long day!
Midnight in Resolute: