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Winter Camping II

Foolishly not daunted by our midweek near death camping experience, Barbara and I set out on a grand winter camping adventure one weekend in March.  This time however it wasn’t just two optimistic greenhorns and one reluctant dog taking on … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure

Memo to self – get head examined.  I signed up for a cross-country ski event this weekend, but I’m having second, and even third, thoughts about the wisdom of this.  It’s the Frostbite 45, advertised as a 45 km fun … Continue reading

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From The Horses Mouth

 A friend asked to hear, in their own words, how my parents liked their visit to Yellowknife over the holidays.  My dad, whom I call a bad Canadian, is not a fan of winter at the best of times, so … Continue reading

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The White Queen Lives

Remember the White Queen from the book ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’?  Well, I think she lives near here.  The whole universe is white, and has been for some weeks now.  The only color exists in the sunrise, … Continue reading

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Yes, I Am.

Well, this northern living isn’t as hard as I’d imagined.  I’m finding out that I’m getting out skiing much more often than many locals, those hardy people who’ve lived here for years, many of whom it turn out have set … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Dane & Patty's Adventures North of 60:
I started this blog two days ago, deciding that the topic, ‘weather’, was appropriate for a place that has so much of it! I got side tracked, ironically, by a…

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How To Dress For The Cold

Well, I’m certainly not an expert on cold weather, having lived through only a part of a Yellowknife winter (although already the coldest one in 15 years), but I’ve learned a great deal about it these past few months, and … Continue reading

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In Which We Settle into Winter, and I Stop Whining…For Now

It seems like its already been winter for a long time – the temperatures have been below freezing since October, and we’ve had endless days of temperatures below minus 30 already.  We are finally getting used to it and things … Continue reading

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Delusions of Toughness

I’ve realized I may just not be tough enough for this town, this part of the world, this weather. Its such a pain to turn start the vehicles (and mine is STILL at the shop anyway) these days that I’m … Continue reading

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In Which I Drive On The Ice

Today was an epic sort of day.  And not epic in any good way.  It might look beautiful in that rosy colored sunshine, but I wouldn’t know.  It was too cold to look.  It was minus 37 last night with … Continue reading

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