Sunday Drive

One of our last snowmobile trips of the season, Markus and I headed out together with friends John and Mike to check out a new trail up the Kulik river that we hadn't before explored. It was fun to break our own trail and route find in the deep snow up to a large, long lake we could see on our map. When we felt we'd gone far enough, about 35km from home, we pulled out some guns and fired a few to check them out. My, how things have changed. ;-)

I also made a parka (winter coat) for Markus! It took me months, but I finally finished it. I had a lot of help from two fairies but did most of it on my own - not so bad, eh?

Welcome the Sun

On a weekend sometime the second week of February, the community members of Pangnirtung collected together at the mouth of the Kuliq river across the fjord to celebrate the return of the sun. Long awaited, in the brief few hours of sunlight - light not yet reaching our village on the other side - we enjoyed the company of our fellow northerners, shared food, tea and bannock. Markus and I skied across the fjord to join in the festivities.

Finally fishing.

The sun is slowly coming back and with it is the opportunity to get out and travel. We are slowly starting to explore the land around us, something we've been aching to do since we moved here in May. A few weeks ago we went fishing with a friend and his grandson to a local lake that is very popular in the springtime. It was refreshing to see something outside of town, the mountains, the creeks and valleys along the way. Nearly two hours saw us safely to Avataktu lake. We rose early in the morning, didn't catch any fish, it was quite cold at -26C but was it ever FUN. We still have much to learn, like where the best place is to make a fishing hole, but slowly we learn more and more. Our friend was more successful with his nets.

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