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Northwest Passage IV – Encounters with Wildlife

This is the fourth blog installment about my trip through the Northwest Passage this summer with One Ocean Expeditions, on the Akademik Surgey Vavilov. I’ll start by saying that we saw everything we hoped for and more.  It was incredible.  … Continue reading

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Midnight in the Garden

Suddenly its summer again.  The ice is gone, and the lake is once again water – beautiful, inviting, friendly, lapping against the metal pontoons of our houseboat, singing to us all day long.  The boats are back on the water … Continue reading

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Shift

Musings on the connections and lessons of my environment of melting ice and what is happening in the larger world. Finding my way.
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In Search of Quiet Rainbows

A Good Canadian Never Whines. One of my friends has a hand made piece of art, featuring this statement, and an oddly shaped maple leaf.  One of her long passed great uncles created it, and it hangs prominently in her … Continue reading

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The Real People of Yellowknife

(All photos by Tim Van Horne) McLean’s Magazine, somewhat of a Canadian institution, is undertaking a series of articles and videos on the top 10 places to visit in Canada.  My old home, Nelson BC, and my current home, Yellowknife … Continue reading

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Barrenlands 3 – Its All About the Dogs

In previous posts I’ve told you about the Olesen family who hosted and guided us on our week of traveling by dog sled to the Barrenlands, and something about winter camping and the landscape we traveled through.  In this post … Continue reading

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Barrenlands Part 2 – The Incredible Journey

Our dogsled trip with the Hoarfrost River Huskies involved 2 days at the homestead learning how to mush, and then we set off north for a 5 day winter camping trip.  Each of us had our own dog team of … Continue reading

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We Visit the Barrenlands, by Dogteam!

So far the year of 2014 has been defined as the year of the holiday.  We decided that since we’d come all this way, to move to Yellowknife, we might as well see as much of it as we can.  … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Light in the Night

I love going outside at night.  Especially in the winter, when of course the darkness allows us to see the stars and all manner of other celestial bodies, like planets and comets.  And of course the northern lights.  We went … Continue reading

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Ice Splendor

One of the compelling things about living in the north, or at least in my north, is the way things can go from dismal to amazing overnight.  And they frequently do.  Just when I start to think, “Oh, this is … Continue reading

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