Sun's here - what can you do?

Recently, a big yellow ball of light started appearing up in the horizon. First we weren't sure where to run. Then somebody told us: it's just the Sun, or molikka, as we say in Finnish.

We had forgotten about the damn molikka. The only other shiny thing we had seen in the sky for the past couple months in Pangnirtung was the moon, or kuu, as we say in Finnish.

Damn molikka. I didn't miss it. I was pretty happy with the kuu.

However, we went skiing to take a look at it.

Misfortune

Yesterday somebody stole my mountain bike in front of the Northern Store. I cannot believe it, although I can now. It's part my own stupidity, part a community problem. The lesson: never leave your bike unlocked in Pangnirtung. It's sad. Probably some day I will find my bike frame ditched, with all the parts taken off.

The main event today was witnessing Mike go through the ice on Duval Creek. His leg got a little wet, nothing serious. However, in -26 C, it was bad enough, so we sprinted home. Just before that, my borrowed tripod spat out a couple parts on the snow.

Shitty luck. Oh well.

EDIT: got my bike back! A friend found it lying around in town.

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Dark Days of Contrast

Now is the dark time. The time of ice and snow and aurora borealis. So different from the light and life of the short summer months. This is the time we spend among friends and also at home preparing for the return of the sun. I wanted to put up some contrasting images of the place we call home. I came across the summer photo and it seems so distant now. It's difficult to take a picture of black night, which is mostly what we have these days. They are peaceful.

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