Category Archives: North of 60

What its like up here

The Crying Scene

When you live in a mountain town like Nelson, you get to see many adventure film documentaries.  There is the annual ski movie, the annual mountain bike movie, the local films, and the traveling film shows, like my favorite, The … 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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Husband On Ice

When the Spaniard and I got married, after knowing each other for a number of years, I thought I knew him fairly well.   Of course you can never know another fully, but I did think that I knew the main … 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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What She Said

In a fit of insomnia last night, I spent the wee hours of the morning curled up under a blanket on the couch, while a fierce winter wind raged outside the house, and whistled down the chimney.  It seemed a … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction

I stumbled across an article recently in the local press about the so called “reality” show, Ice Lake Rebels, entitled Why Are So Few Houseboaters on the Ice Lake Rebels?  I found it interesting and wanted to share it with … Continue reading

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