Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Long Time Coming

I must admit this blog entry is way over due and my apologies to my readers.  I do have many excuses for not doing this entry sooner; extremely busy at work with our annual Arctic char harvest, meeting the Canada's Prime Minister Steven Harper and his wife Laureen, Leona Aglukkaq and their entourage, meeting the Google team, receiving our annual barge order,  cruise ship tours, Canadian Coast Guards, birthday celebrations.  I have also been asked by the caring volunteers of Diamonds in the Ruff, CamBay's first animal rescue to join the team, how could I say no?
Ever since I moved up here (two years ago on September 16th) I have never been so busy.  I thought moving to the far north would slow my life down but it's far from it.  Don't get me wrong I love my life but I am glad that things have come to a normal pace, whatever normal is.
So without further writing I will let the pictures tell the story of my life this past month.
Talk soon!
 Stephane and I meeting Steven Harper, Laureen Harper and Leona Aglukkaq
Presenting my photo book to the Prime Minister
 Leona and I
 Craig meeting the Prime Minister
Al and Bernie renovating Cambridge Bay's first animal shelter
The amazing volunteers for Diamonds in the Ruff
The Google bike!  We are the most northern community on Google now.

Float plane coming in with a load of Arctic char
 The first barge of the season from Hay River, NT
The Martin Bergmann just about ready to search for the Franklin Expedition

There was time for some play

Miss Molly enjoying a nice fall day
Blitz pointing at a lemming
Crazy Blitz
Handsome Blitz
Hannah Banana
Arctic Swan
Yay the arrival of our barge from Montreal, PQ!
Our barge order
Heading out to our fishing camps
Still love the beauty of the Arctic
The shores of Wellington Bay (Ekalluk River)
The Camp
Many gulls along the shoreline

Waiting for fish scraps

Our fishers from left to right, Nathan, James, our lead Jack and Ivor

Heading out to check the nets
Coming back with a load of fresh Arctic char

James cleaning the char
Jack showing us how it is done
Loading up the dressed char to meet the float plane
Float plane arriving - very close to camp
Heading out
Meeting the float plane
Nathan, Jack and Ivor taking us back to our plane

My Amazing Happy Cake that Natasha made for me
One of the best presents from my friend Marg
My present from my hubby - new wheels!


  1. Great pics as usual! I think my favorite this time was the one taken from the plane. You live in such a beautiful place.

  2. Thanks Robyn! I love flying in the float planes - I never get tired of the scenery up here.