Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Around Town - RC Valley

A look at the RC Valley with Kingait and Nipple mountains in the back ground.  This valley is called RC Valley because it was the location of the Roman Catholic church.  It is no longer here and I don't know when it was closed.  It was the church involved with molesting young children.  A sad time in history of the community. 

Umm Nipple Mtn is the one on the left.

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Rare Visit

We have a rare visitor to the island.  It is uncommon to get icebergs floating this close because most of the big ones are on the other side of Baffin Island.  This one is on the smaller size and has floated in during high tide and has grounded with low tide.  It will be here until the wind changes or it breaks up on the rocks.  Some photos below to enjoy.
I never tire of them.
A boat came by and gives a nice sence of the scale.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Poker Construction

We have an active group of poker players in Cape Dorset and have been playing Texas Hold 'em for several years.  Last night we had the last member of the original group leave for a new job and everyone who plays on the regular Saturday night showed up for the send of game.  It's not a high stakes game but a way for everyone to get together for a fun, social, and cheap night.

We have been playing on a small octagon table for years and a couple of us came up with the idea of getting a new table to accommodate the larger group of players that show up on a regular basis.  We had the plywood donated by one player and the labour for the construction was provided by me.  The material had to be purchased and shipped from the south so every night we take a small percentage of the pot until it's paid for.  That way everyone pays.

There are some defects but they are only visible if you really look for them.  If a second one is ever built it will be done a bit different and should be done faster.  Everyone liked the table and was very enjoyable to play on.  Overall a very nice first attempt.

The finished product with some poker paraphernalia below.

If they don't find you handsome they better find you handy!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Waves go Boom!

Last wave photo for a bit but with the weather we've been having in Cape Dorset they have been great.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Obsessed With The Waves.

I know there has been several photos of water on the blog last couple of weeks but there has only been one good day of weather during that time to go exploring and take photos.
There will be some more variety soon. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Park Bird

What kind of bird are they?
Thanks to my knowledgeable readers they are Purple Sandpipers - Caldris maritima.
There is two of them in this photo.
This was the first bird at the park I almost stepped on.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Foggy Photography

The fog, combined with rain and wind, is still hanging around .  I got cabin fever the other night and headed out with my camera gear.  It's like driving around in a wet bubble with visibility down to 300 meters.  Did find a new path when I was exploring and came across this Inuksuk on top of a hill.  When the weather is nice again I'll go back and see what the view is like.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fog and Water

It was worth going out the other night just to see the large surf crashing to shore at the park.  The fog meant I had to go into the stupid zone to get the photos.  The fog has currently lifted from Cape Dorset but word is it will roll back in later tonight.  Hope there are still big waves coming in.

The water was spraying about 6 meters into the air at this spot.
Spent a lot of time just watching the large waves crashing in.
The waves were huge!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Very Foggy

Not much to see today.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Faint Lights

Still not dark enough to get good photos of the northern lights but I just can't wait.  The CME that was supposed to hit earths magnetic field last night didn't happen but there was still some bright enough to be barely seen through the twilight.  Hope this seasons turns out to be a good one for Northern Lights.

This was the best of the bunch.  I think this was a 20 second exposure.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bedroom Window

A look out my bedroom window including screen, cracks, garbage and all.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Heading to poker Saturday night and saw this faint rainbow in the sky. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Another Sealift

The second container ship of the year arrived last week as the first ship was leaving.  The new windows and materials for the kitchen cabinets will be on the third ship scheduled to arrive on August 18th.  I'm feeling a little impatient.
Waiting for the barge to get back to the ship.
Unloading the barge.
NEAS's portable office.