Tuesday, December 10, 2013


I learned today that some photos from a year or so ago that show snow formations actually have a name.

Sastrugi - Parallel wavelike ridges caused by winds on the surface of snow


Wiki has a technical description of the phenomenon and it's various stages.  Find it here.  They also have the Inuit names for them but I don't know the dialect used.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Here Comes The Snow

We have been pretty lucky and haven't had much snow but the temps are dropping and the snow is starting.  Only had a couple of days of summer this year and it was just mosquito weather when it did happen.
That's not a wall of fog.

Only a couple of minutes later.
It's almost snowmobiling time!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Up High Video

Video taken this spring from the highest point along the new road going to the water point.  The mountain on the left is Kingait Mtn and the mountain on the right is Nipple Mtn.  The Hamlet of Cape Dorset is between the two at the water in the video. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

High Winds = Sunk Boats

High winds overnight combined with a high tide spelt doom for five boats in the Inlet.
Three of the sunk boats are to the left.  The green boat was being hauled out after breaking lose and getting beached.  Doesn't look to have been damaged to bad.

Close up of three of the sunk boats.
One more boat sunk close to the Aarluk. 

Saturday, August 31, 2013


Last cruise ship of the year was in yesterday.  There were lots of folks walking around looking like red Michelin tire men.

Friday, July 5, 2013


Starting to get a bruise from the needle.  I really hate getting a needle.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Goodbye Ice

Even if it did snow last night the Ice in the inlet is finally almost gone.  Just this last piece is resisting the wind and tides.   

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Vacation Files - Big Potato

We were on holidays in May and spent our time touring around New Brunswick.  Michele had never had her photo taken with the big potato outside of Fredericton.  As you can see below we had a successful Mission.
This is actually a combination of two photos.  If you look close you will see a couple of artifacts from the combination.  We were the only ones there so could only take one photo at a time.  Getting better at the Photoshop tricks. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Morning Commute - Summer Edtion

A video of my morning commute in the summer.  I tried to keep close to the same route as taken with the snowmobile.  It takes a minute longer on the ATV.

I was trying to take more video this evening but had the settings for photo instead of video.  After supper will go out and try again.  Good excuse to tear up the roads again.  Yaaaaa.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Still here.

Still here.  Miss me Yet?   :oP

Plan to have some more videos up over the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Blizzard and Optics

We have a blizzard that will be starting overnight.  The wind has already started to throw up some snow and ice crystals making for some nice atmospheric optics around the sun. 
Seen below is a 22deg Halo, faint 135deg Halo, Parhelions (sun dog),  Upper Tangent Arc and a Circumzenithal arc 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kitchen Renovations

The family have been working hard to build and install some custom cabinets in the kitchen.  We still need to install the hardware (pulls, spice rack, etc.) and install the ceramic tile on the wall and hook up the dishwasher.  It will be a couple of weeks before we are done because the hardware is coming in the mail.  So we are about 98% done.  It's been fun going from just sheets of plywood and melamine to what we have now.
Our special helper likes the new cabinets.
Before and after photos soon!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Broken Smoke Detector

Michele and I noticed the smoke detector in the hallway had a broken case.  Upon closer inspection it is not working.  We must have hit it during our renovations.
Looks like a normal direct wired smoke detector.

When we looked closer....