Tag Archives: Yellowknife Bay

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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Up Close and Personal with Chicken Little

When I was a kid, I never understood Chicken Little.  I hated the way he ran around over reacting about something that wasn’t real.  But this week, I knew exactly how he felt.  We had weather that made me think … Continue reading

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The Irrepressible Country

May is a strange month in Yellowknife. Seemingly the rest of the world enjoys warm temperatures and the lushness of bloom filled spring gardens, while here we struggle to reach temperatures above zero.  While the days are splendidly long and … 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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The Great Yellowknife Bay Ice Sign Contest

The Spaniard, also known as my husband Martin, has been getting creative.  He recently installed a long 4 x 4 reflective post in the ice at the end of our ‘driveway’, to help us find our way home at night.  … 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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Houseboat Misery

It’s that time of year again, the worst time of year to be a houseboater.  The shoulder season between the idyllic open water of summer and the solid ice of winter is just not fun.  For the last 2 weeks … Continue reading

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The Longest Day

Suddenly, we are experiencing summer, hot and idyllic, in all its glory.  Its been barely over a month since the ice melted on the lake, and here we are contemplating swimming soon.  At times it feels like we are in … Continue reading

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The Breakup Season

Well, that blog title sounds like a relationship drama, but of course I am referring to the ice.  Its been a crazy time and I haven’t posted for a while, but we’ve been through our first transition from living frozen … Continue reading

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