Tag Archives: winter

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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Wild Things

When I was first thinking about what to call this blog, one of my ideas was a line from a Wendell Berry poem – I come into the peace of wild things.  That well describes the little adventure I had … Continue reading

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Winter Reality

Yesterday the dogs and I returned home from our southern sojourn, and as planned, we successfully missed the freeze up on Great Slave Lake.  We were lucky though – it came 9 days later this year and the ice only … Continue reading

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See Ya Later Honey

It’s the freeze up season again, that horrible time of year when you forget all the wondrous times living on a floating house, and instead begin to question if all this craziness is actually worth it. This year I made … Continue reading

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Houseboat Hockey

10 years of ‘houseboat hockey’ on Great Slave Lake – North – CBC News.

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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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Who Has Seen The Wind?

It’s a gorgeous day outside today – bright blazing sunshine, and its very warm – above minus 20 for a change.  Not as warm as it sounds however, because there is also a stiff wind.  The combination of wind and … Continue reading

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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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Snow King and His Ice Castle

One of the great things about Yellowknife in March is the Ice Castle.  Tony, better known as the Snow King, starts building it in November, and its finished at the end of February.  The Ice Castle is open for the … Continue reading

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Frostbitten

The Frostbite 45 Cross Country Ski event happened on Saturday and it was…..SO MUCH FUN!   I had a terrific time.  What an unexpectedly pleasant turn of events.  The main factor in this was the weather I think.  It dawned … Continue reading

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