Sunday, September 17, 2006
Tomorrow my mother is flying in and I am getting pretty excited! My dad is too busy with work to come up though. My mother is going to help us install our new kitchen and finish off the rest of the renovations. Right now I have no kitchen! All of the cuboards all pulled out!! So hopefully by next weekend I am posting pictures of our new kitchen!
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Here is the small herd that I saw. They were only about 1km away from town.
The DEW Line site there in town. It sure all looks out of place on the tundra!
Cambridge Bay had a very nice graveyard. Everywhere I go I take pictures of graveyards- I have no clue why! Kinda odd I guess!
Here is a cruise ship that was in town on the day that I arrived. It was so funny to see the tourists all dressed in toques, parkas and mittens and I just had my fleece pull over on! They didn't speak much English, but you knew from their voices in the Northern Store that they were blown away by the high prices!
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Bloody Falls is there in the distance where the Coppermine River narrows (centre of picture). Still about 5km of quadding left to get there.
This pictures is taken from the falls looking back at where I took the above picture.
Here is part of the water moving through the narrows. People call them falls, but really it is just a very narrow spot in the river that the water moves through very quickly! I have no clue how the fish move up through this!
Here is a caribou hide out on the tundra. Someone probably shot it, and since the hides aren't very good in summer they left it behind. This picture was taken the 13th of August and you can already see that the tundra is turning brown.
Here is Matt relaxing on the rocks at the falls.
Me out on the tundra. Yep, I was wearing my light winter coat on the Labour Day weekend. It was pretty windy and cold! However, that all changed this week- we had temperatures up to +18! We broke records up here!
Here is our friend Amanda, sad that she didn't catch any fish! Her and I have been up there twice together and still no fish!
Me and my hubby!
Kugluktuk has been called the banana-belt of Nunavut because we always have warmer temperatures than the rest of the territory. We also have a lot more greenery than other communities. In some spots the willows are taller than me! Almost like having trees! We also have a lot of berries. I have been busy picking blueberries, blackberries, bearberries and cranberries. I almost have enough to make a big batch of jam! The only berry I have not found yet are akpiks. Maybe next year!
Here is a little hikhik jaw in the dirt.
On one of our trips to the falls we ran into a group of Danish guys who were canoeing down the Coppermine River. All they could talk about was getting into Kugluktuk and relaxing by ordering a beer. Well we had to break their hearts by telling them that there was nowhere to order a beer in town! They looked so sad! So the next day when they arrived Matt and I took them down our last 4 beer. They were so happy that they sent us home with about $60 worth of shotgun shells as a thank you!