Tag Archives: Great Slave Lake

The Opposite of Houseboat

Adventure: an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity. daring and exciting activity calling for enterprise and enthusiasm. Happy New Year everyone!  It has been far too long since I have posted on this blog, and it’s wonderful to … Continue reading

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What’s Happening?

I’m shocked to see that it’s been away from my blog for 2 months.  I haven’t been idle. On the contrary, I’ve been having a series of wonderful adventures.  After a busy month of work in July, I’ve had the … Continue reading

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This Land is in Flames

This summer the north is on fire.  The Northwest Territories is experiencing dry conditions, and there hasn’t been a fire season like this is over 30 years.  Over 1,000,000 hectares has burnt so far, with no end is sight.  That’s … 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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How To Be A Redneck

In the spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of…donuts. Kuzman Spring has finally arrived here in Yellowknife.  Just yesterday.  Last week we were still waking up to weather of – 35, with wind chills of – 40.  … Continue reading

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Sunday at the Castle

The ice castle construction, going on for the last 2 months, is finished, and the castle is open for business. For the month of March it is filled with entertainment and events, dances and live music, art, plays and film.  … Continue reading

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Brave Heart

Last summer, as a way of motivating myself to write, I entered a story writing contest.  It was fun!  It gave me pleasure to create a piece, and finish it off and at the end still like it.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth

One doesn’t have to live in Yellowknife long to hear people talk about their favorite summer vacation destination, the east arm of Great Slave Lake.   But this is no ordinary holiday spot.   Locals frequently wax lyrically about it, their … Continue reading

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Holes In The Ice

This last Friday was one of those days where truth is stranger than fiction, one of those days where events arise and collide in ways that make you believe in irony, fate, destiny and the urgent need to celebrate every … Continue reading

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