Thursday, October 12, 2023

So long and Goodby

Wow.  Can't believe this blog is still out here floating among the wastelands of the World Wide Web.  To anyone that still stumbles through here I would like to say we are no longer in Cape Dorset or Nunavut.  We moved back to the Maritimes.  We spent an amazing 16 years in Cape Dorset and got to experience many things that would not have been possible if we had stayed in the South.  Thank you to everyone who had joined us on here during our adventure.  Wish us luck on our next journey. 

If you are interested in what I'm doing in the south check out my Facebook page Ravn Laserworks!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

February Lights

It seems a rare occurrence when the skies are clear and the lights are out but tonight it happened.  Unfortunately it seems the part of my tripod that screws into my camera is missing so I had to use my $6 tripod made for a point and shoot camera.  Lets just say it wasn't working very well.  I did manage to get a few photos from around my house and the best of the bunch is below.
Now to find the missing piece to my tripod or look to purchase a new one!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Blizzard 2014 - Another Photo

Better look at the parents house in the light of day.  Note the front door is now a snow door and the electrical meter reader is now under snow at the bottom of the electrical mast.

Photos Blizzard 2014

Here are a couple of photos from around the house this morning.  The wind got so bad at around 6:00 AM that it woke us up.  Stuff on the shelves was rattling and it sure sounded like we were going to have windows blown in.  Nothing happened and we are okay.
Photo of my parents house.  Taken through the living room window.

My snowmobile.  Looks like I have some digging to do.

usually doesn't drift in this section of road.

My Honda ATV!

Corner by our front door.

Look down our road, the satellite dishes and the hamlet truck.
The Hamlet truck is now a snow sculpture.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Blizzard 2014

First blizzard of the year.  Michele took the video below of the wind and snow tonight.  The blowing snow kept messing with the autofocus.  We will try to take a video in the daytime tomorrow since the blizzard is forecast to stick around until tomorrow night. 
Winds in Cape Dorset will be gusting to 110 km/hr overnight.  Winds in Iqaluit are sustained at 110km/hr which is just 9km/hr less than a category 1 hurricane. 
Another video of the blizzard looking out our dining room window.  Taken at around 21:30.
The house is shaking, crackling and vibrating!  Wow just wow.

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.