Treena's Travels

This blog was set up to journal my experience of living in Nunavut and keep friends and family up to date on these happenings. It's a wonderful place, this hideaway in the north, and I'm loving my time here. An unforgettable place with unforgettable people. I'm lucky to be here.

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Location: Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Temp: -10
Wind chill: -18
Sunrise: 4:05
Sunset: 10:36
Snowing..... again!

Well, we're coming closer to the end of the school year here; 16 school days left, 23 days including weekends, and 28 days until I fly home for the summer and see green grass ~ woohoo!! As of today we still have A LOT of snow, but it turns out this time last year we were spoiled with all the melting starting in March as it was not the norm. This is the norm.

Here's the view from my apt today

A Ptarmigan hanging out in front of the high school

A couple pictures of the cemetary. It's quite a beautiful, peaceful place. Because of the permafrost, caskets are not buried but rest on the ground and are covered with rocks. When Karen was here, we borrowed Chad's machine to tour around and take some pictures. Unfortunatley, it broke down at the cemetary and Chad had to rescue us. Afterwards he hauled us out to the Inukshuk for some pictures.

Tania's parents and Chad's mom were all in town the same time that Karen was here so the 12 plex was bustling with social activity. A lot of dominos and cards were played and we had a couple music nights; it was really nice. Here's a picture of them dressed up to brave the elements during Hamlet Days.

Here's a picture of people dressed up in the traditional caribou clothing. Toasty warm!

Here's a picture at the 45 gallon barrel pull race. It's a lot harder than it looks trying to keep an empty barrel on a Komatiq over rough terrain!


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