Last night we got together with our friends Les and JS in search of the two lonely muskox that have been hanging out behind the Dew Line (Craig's work). We noticed them across the lake but headed further for a drive. We had only Miss Molly with us so we stopped and let her have a run, Blitz's foot is still injured and Hannah didn't even get off her bed before we left so we left them at home. On the way back we took a bit of a detour and there they were, the magnificent creatures of the Arctic, the muskoxen. We parked far enough away, turned the truck off and headed towards with cameras in hand. Much to my surprise we got within 50 feet of them and they were not giving us any warning of charging so JS and I snapped away. At one point one of them laid down, I guess he knew we weren't a threat to them. In the meanwhile a little weasel was performing right in front of us and with the help of Les making noises I got some pictures of it. It was tough as he was so fast and he zipped in and out of rocks.
Very curious of us
Who's watching who?
Not too worried about us
Enjoying some Arctic willow
Such beautiful creatures
This is the one that laid down for a rest
This big guy had a broken horn - from fighting?
Sniffing the air
Better view of his broken horn
Today like every Sunday we met up with the Bartas, Cathy's parents are in for a couple of weeks so we all decided to do some fishing. We drove our 4-wheelers to Mt. Pelly then turned left to the river. Everyone was getting bites but no one landed a fish so we decided to head back to CamBay and fish for some cod by the Maud...I guess you could say 'Maud Cod'. haha On the way home we got hit with rain and by the time we reached the Maud we were a bit wet but decided what the hell we are here so let's fish. And fish we did! Craig was the first one to bring in a cod and then it was Cathy's mom, Vivian's turn. The two of them took turns bringing in cod and then finally Emily (Cathy and Jim's daughter) brought her first fish in...again and again! Craig and I had the fresh cod with beer batter & fries for dinner tonight, can't get much fresher than that. By the time we left we were soaked to the bones and getting cold but it was so worth it as we spent the day with some good friends.
Cathy taking a pic of her mom & dad by the Mt. Pelly sign
Some flowers are still in bloom
While others have gone to seed
The spot where we first fished today
The Bartas fishing
Craig and Jim with a great view of Mt. Pelly behind them
First cod catch of the day
Vivian so excited to bring one in
Emily's FIRST FISH!
Emily bringing in another one