Tag Archives: Yellowknife

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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When A Dog Charters A Plane

I’ve always had a great appreciation for the how spontaneously wonderful Yellowknife folk can be, and this was reinforced when friend Jenn called me up recently. J:  What are you doing in one hour? T:  I have a work meeting. … Continue reading

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My Multi-sport Commute

I felt like I was in a Multi-sport race today. Actually I was just on my way to work. But there were startling similarities. Event one was the kayak ride from the houseboat to the dock. I had a stiff … 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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Winter, How Do I Love Thee?

I love this short post by Dave Olsen, our friend out on the east end of Great Slave Lake.  You can read it here:  April 29th. I admire this writing, concise and yet so aptly descriptive.  I love the aha … Continue reading

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Ice Castle and Long John Jamboree

Spring is in the air around here – suddenly the air is filled with bird song, the frogs are waking up from their long winters sleep, and the lake ice is melting.  Soon Houseboat 28 will be floating again.  It’s … Continue reading

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So I Married an Arctic Adventurer

Max and Martin have embarked on their great northern adventure, the dog sled and ski trip from Tuktoyaktuk to Kugluktuk, on the Arctic ocean.  After a long and tiring week of travel by truck from Yellowknife to Tuk, they have … Continue reading

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Winter on Houseboat Bay

I have a bunch of fun photos I’ve taken over the last month or so.  There is no real theme to this post, just some local shots that illustrate the interesting things there are to see here in Houseboat Bay … Continue reading

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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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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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