Oh baby! There it is on the horizon! It is a tug pulling three platforms of goodies all the way from Hay River- our old home! In this picture the barge is on the other side of a big sand bar.
Alright, if you squint really hard you can see the barge waaaay out there!
Here it is a little closer to town. There is so much on those platforms! Last year we had our spotting scope out and we tried to spot our quads on the deck before it arrived. Surprize, we didn't see them!
So the ship pushes all of the barge platforms together to make one big deck for unloading. All materials are on top and the bottom is filled with fuel that is pumped into large tanks here. The barge brings up enough fuel for the entire year. The barge even travels with a couple of its own front end loaders to unload everything. People sit along the shore or come down on their hondas to check everything out.
We have 11 pallets and 3 cartons! We talked to the guy in charge and it looks like most of our stuff is in one seacan. So hopefully we can get the whole can dropped off in our driveway and we can unload it from there.
And this has nothing to do with the barge- but Tweak is just so damn cute! It has been over 20C everyday for over a week and the kitties are cooking! Here is Tweak in Matts chair. They fight over it, mainly because I sprinkle it with tuna flavoured cat nip when Matt isn't looking!