Wednesday, June 14, 2006
We will be down on Vancouver Island to see some family and celebrate my grandparents 50th anniversary! Then off to Edmonton/Dawson Creek to visit friends and family. Then back up here on July 19th. We definately need this vacation as we are both feeling a bit run down!
Have a great month!
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
This is the Coppermine Inn. I guess you could call this our restaurant as well, but you have to book a day in advance. You can smell their amazing brunch all over town on the weekend!
This is our one and only gas pump in town! We are paying $1.07 a litre, cheaper than most folks down south!
Our RCMP station- those poor cops need a bigger, better building!
This is the high school. This year we had 3 students graduate from high school. With such a high dropout rate- this is a success that really needs to be celebrated!
The Health Centre staffed mainly by nurses and once in a while a doctor!
The Northern Store- Groceries and everything else.
Nunavut Arctic College where I work as the Community Adult Educator. While the building looks plain from the outside, it is beautiful on the inside!
Sunday, June 04, 2006
A tent set up near town.
A quad stuck pulling the komatik from the ice to shore. It took a few other quads to get him out.
Early June on the Arctic Ocean!
My quad full after going to the post office to get the mail! I also have groceries hanging off of the handle bars! I love my quad!
A skidoo coming in on the dirt to town. Poor skidoo!
Skidoos and komatiks on the ice in late May.
Matt with me and my first caribou that I shot in April! It was very tasty!
Skidooing in February and seeing the sun!
Matt all bundled up on a day trip. No caribou seen this day though. His poor nose got a bit of frost bite and he cursed a lot because his glasses kept fogging up under his goggles!
A beautiful Arctic Sunset at 2 in the afternoon.
Kara out skidooing on a mighty frost -30C day. But with my super cute fur hat, superparka, snow pants, boots and heated handle bars I am snug as a bug in a rug.
Matt in his caribou kamiks.
Matts caribou became part of our outdoor Christmas lighting. A friend referred to it as the Nightmare Before Christmas!
We stayed here for Christmas and had a great time! Our tree made those long sunless days seem bright!
We bought nice new sleds. Gee Polaris sure makes a nice skidoo!
Damn I am just sooo cute in my little fur hat!
Matt checking the mail! We really love doing this! Parcels really excite us! PLEASE SEND US MORE!
Here is Matt with the closest tree to town. Someone planted it here.
Here is Matt with his first caribou! He was pretty excited to shoot his first one. It tasted great and we made a lot of homemade sausage and pepperoni!
Here is the barge arriving with all of our goodies for the year! It was so exciting to see it coming in. We had over 4000lbs of supplies arrive. That is a lot of toilet paper and flour!
This is all of the cargo being unloaded from the barge. The orange boxes are called sea cans and are full of pallets of supplies for people in town. We place our "barge order" in June and it arrives late August or early September. Bringing items in on the barge cost about $0.30 per pound and if we fly supplies into Kugluktuk it can cost upwards of $5 per pound.
Matt and I exploring the area near our community on a wet day!
Late in August we took a quad trip out to Bloody Falls with some friends. This is Matt and I with the Coppermine River in the background.
Here is a neighbours skidoo and a komatik parked for the summer.
The flowers come out quickly at the end of June, but they don't last for too long!
Looking out over the Coppermine River on a cold summer day!
The view from our front porch on a beautiful evening in the late summer.
Well we were asked enough times to start having a blog that we finally sat down and did it! We are going to try and put a lot of pictures on here to share about lives up here in the Arctic.
We have been living up here for a year this month and love it! The winter was long, but now the sun is here and we cannot believe how fast the year went along.
We hope you enjoy the pictures and updates on our entertaining lives! Feel free to ask any questions about the north and we will try and answer them!