Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Park

Michele and I were out to the park earlier in the week and snapped some pictures of the ice but I had the wrong settings on my camera so all the pictures turned out foggy. I fixed a couple of them up as best I could with Photoshop. We will try to get out there again when we get some nice weather although the long range forecast doesn't look good.

In one of the pictures see if you can find the snow machine and kamitik on the ice.
I always enjoy the rock formations we come across when we are hiking. Looks like they were made from taffy. Enjoy.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

My Brother

My brother Mark just left a comment saying he enjoyed all the new stuff but there wasn't a picture of him on the site. I was going to respond that the blog is supposed to be orientated to northern ramblings but then I remembered that he recently spent a few weeks in Resolute Bay with the Rangers training in arctic survival for the military. Here is a picture of my brother showing why you must always wear proper gear in the north. It is said that once you have frostbite it is easier for it to happen again.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Michele's Beast

This is the social services van that Michele uses on a daily basis. As rough as it looks it gets everyone around the community. I can't find a single panel on the van that hasn't been damaged at some time or another. But it works.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Canadian Tire

The fog finally left for a couple of days earlier this week but it is back with rain, snow and wind. With the warm weather the ice and snow is starting to melt leaving a large gap in Tellik Inlet. In another month it will probably all be gone.
I had to go out to take pictures of the Canadian Tire (metal dump) for work. I have a project on the go there involving sorting all the waste into separate piles. There is federal money in the project so regular updates have to be sent and they like pictures. Unfortunately there is still 12ft snow over every thing and not much to take pictures of. I did snap this picture on the right of Kingait mountain looking up through a snow bank. It looks like the picture was taken in the clouds. The pictures that went to the feds were more mundane than this one.
We haven't been doing much in the last week but IQ day is coming and plans are to go out fishing and it should be coming up in the next couple of weeks. A friend of mine has offered the use of is snowmobile for me to use on the trip. That may change once he realizes I have never drove one. :)

Monday, May 5, 2008

Shitty Situation

These guys work 7 days a week to keep our tanks empty. We may close our windows and doors when you pull up but it isn't because we don't appreicate you. Once again thanks for keeping us out of a shitty situation.

The Fog

Welcome to spring time in Cape Dorset. Temperature is nice outside at 0C but you can't actually see anything. Yes that is Kingait Mountain is in the background of the picture. We hope to see it again sometime. We haven't had a plane in the community since Saturday afternoon so the skies have been quiet. Haven't worn the heavy winter coat since Last Thursday afternoon.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Kingait Duck

A friend of Michele's dropped by today and gave us a goose to eat. Michele is going to prepare the duck for cooking and we shall see what northern duck taste like. Caribou, bear, duck oh my.

The sun has come out finally. The temperature here has been hovering around the 0C mark last couple of days. We'll see about going for a walk after supper. It doesn't get dark until 11:00 pm so we should be out enjoying it.

Some children were out making snowmen in the wet snow. I even made a couple of snowballs in the unusually wet snow. Normally the snow is so dry that it has the consistency of dry powder.

All is Zen

With help form the Creative website my Zen mp3 player is working again. Yaaaaa.