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 07, 2008

Temp: -9
Windchill: -19
Snowing and blustery
Sunrise: 4:30 a.m.
Sunset: 10:11 p.m.

Well, it's been very busy up in the north lately. This past week my friend Pam was up from Edmonton taking in the northern experience and we had a great time. We took in the Hamlet week activities and she spent time with us in the class at school which the kids loved. The weather during her stay was off and on blustery and sunny so she got a true experience of what it's like to be up here. And, she finished it off by having the plane she was to fly out on go mechanical and have to wait at the Baker Lake airport from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. until she was finally able to leave. That was after of course having to 4x4 through many a snowdrift just to get to the airport! Good times.... And now, just enough time to tidy up, wash the bedding and have my mom and auntie fly in tonight for a visit. Time flies!!

45 gallon barrel pull race

Ice chiseling with a twist - listening to the old IPod to keep motivated!

Caribou skin pull

Hee hee, our meal of caribou, rice and rolls at one of the Hamlet day feasts. Check out that plate!

Pam and I trying our hands at Arm Pull

Kids traditional dress contest for Hamlet days

Caribou skins drying

Pam and I out on Ivan's machine

Christopher checking out the Inukshuk

Pam's version of pole dancing in the Arctic! :-)

Sun over the lake, obviously. Still 7 feet of ice baby!!


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