Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Last Years Whale

Not much left of the whale now.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010


The big falls in the background and the little falls in the foreground.  The little falls is about 2 meters heigh.  The water falls are impressive this time of the year because of the spring runoff.  They were very loud.
Nice shot of the big falls.  Wish it had been sunny out.
The water is slowly drilling it's way through the rock.

I was told a person couldn't get to the falls yet.  Never challange me.  That story later in the week.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Park Landing

A plane landing at the Cape Dorset airport.  The pilots have to come down between two hills to get there.  I was lucky to catch this one landing while playing at the park.

Friday, June 25, 2010


Find these all over the place in Cape Dorset and I enjoy finding the occational new one.
This is a new addition to the park.

Rare Treat

I won't tell you how much this dish of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries cost but it was good.  It's so rare to get fresh fruit it's like candy.  Just add milk or creame and a spoonful of surger.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

First Flowers of the Year

The first flowers I've seen this year.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dead Dog Lake

The melting Dead Dog Lake with the Government of Nunavut office building in the background.

Ottawa Earthquake

Seems there is some excitement in Ottawa today with a 5.5 magnitude earthquake happening. Got an email from my brother who works in Ottawa and the reports are starting to come out on the web news sites. A copy of his email is below.

"We just got hit with a 5.5......Lost 14 lights in my office. All cell phones are out. One of the old brick buildings 200 meters from the drill hall basically exploded into the street, whoever owned the Mercedes parked beside it isn't gonna be happy. I'm taking the afternoon off."

Sounds exciting but hope no one got hurt.


Follow this LINK to get more detailed information regarding the earthquake that happened close to Ottawa.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Telik Inlet Ice

All this ice in the Inlet is broken up now.  I'll get a photo of the broken ice on the blog if it stops raining for a couple minutes this week and if it doesn't blow out before then.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Through the Blinds

I came across this photo while looking throw the photo files on the computer.  It is taken looking out the window from my desk with the blinds down.  Looked kind of neat.

The blinds will allow you to see out but not in.

Inukshuk Point or Inuksuk Point

Reader submitted question:
So this is going to come out of the blue, but I'm helping out with a novel that's being written, and part of it is based in your area - would you mind if I asked a couple of questions? For example - how far it is from the Cape Dorset airport to Inukshuk Point (and would you have to travel by skidoo)?

Let me know if you need more information about Cape Dorset and surrounding areas.
I don't mind answering any questions about the area.  Let me know the name of the novel when it gets published so I can purchase it and show it to people and say "Hey I helped out with this novel!". LOL. No one would believe me anyway.

Inukshuk Point is located on Malliq Island (or Malliqjuaq Island). Although it isn't very far from the airport you would need to get there by snowmobile in the winter. You could walk there or use an ATV in the summer if you use the land bridge between Dorset Island and Malliqjuaq Island but would have to take into account the tides because the land bridge is only accessible during low tide and has an twelve hour tidal cycle. The body of water between Dorset and Malliq Island is called Tellik Inlet. Total distance is approximately 5 km. But I am guessing a bit. It has been called Inuksuk Point on the blog but it wouldn't be the first time I was wrong.

Have a look at the post Snowmobiling Day for a view of the area and some features on the way. Funny I don't have any more photos on the blog from the area. I may have more on my computer but it would take some time to find.

Let me know if you need more information about Cape Dorset and surrounding areas

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Hudson Strait

A photo taken two or three weeks ago while snowmobiling on the Hudson Strait on the south eastern corner of Baffin Island. All this ice is broken up or impassable now.

The Hudson Strait connects Hudson Bay to the Atlantic Ocean.  Click on the link to learn more about the Srait.

Yep that's melt water laying on top of the ice.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Greenery at the Office

We do have some green to enjoy at the office.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just Me

Here is a rare photo of me for the blog.  I've shaved the beard off and now sporting a goetee.  This is just before leaving to go ice fishing for IQ day.  Wasn't smiling at the end because I was sunburned, wet, cold and tired by the end.  At one point I was stuck in 2 1/2 feet of slush.  It took three of us to get the snowmobile out.  I would do all over again.  LOL.

A bit of white in the hair.  The sweater was actually purchased in NYC.
This fine gentleman is single too.