Since I just celebrated my two year anniversary of living in the high Arctic I though I would do a little reminiscing. Some of the photos may be a repeat of our neighbourhood and our little village of 1600 people and others are brand new.
Cambridge Bay had another visitor yesterday, The Octopus, not the 8 legged kind but Paul Allen's 414 foot mega yacht. I had the privilege of selling muskox and Arctic char to them and meeting the helicopter crew when Marg and I delivered the goodies. It came closer to the shore today so I headed out to photograph it...it was amazing.
After I delivered the goodies I grabbed the dogs and headed towards Mt. Pelly. All of the animals have turned from brown to white, seen a few Arctic foxes & hares, snowy owls, swans and a cute little lemming. I drove across the bay to shoot the Maud, Stone Church and the Eagle. The narwhals are also back in the bay and the hunters are in full force everyday trying to catch their limit. I didn't get any good shots of them but I did include a couple of OK ones.
The Martin Bergmann returned from their expedition, they were searching for Franklin's lost ships. Sir John Franklin, 59, left England in 1845 with two ships and 134 crewmen bound for the Northwest Passage. Sadly, the entire expedition were lost. The Martin Bergmann will again call Cambridge Bay it's home for the winter. To find out more about their expedition, search on CBC.ca, Canada.
Temperatures have been relatively nice here in the North with temperatures sitting around 5'c. The sun rose today at 6:46 and will set at 18:59. We still have another couple of months before we experience 24 hour darkness.
Old sewing machine from the Maud - simply cool