Tag Archives: sled dogs

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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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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Barrenlands 3 – Its All About the Dogs

In previous posts I’ve told you about the Olesen family who hosted and guided us on our week of traveling by dog sled to the Barrenlands, and something about winter camping and the landscape we traveled through.  In this post … Continue reading

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Barrenlands Part 2 – The Incredible Journey

Our dogsled trip with the Hoarfrost River Huskies involved 2 days at the homestead learning how to mush, and then we set off north for a 5 day winter camping trip.  Each of us had our own dog team of … Continue reading

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I Visit The End of The Earth

One of the most interesting things about working in the hospital in Yellowknife is meeting people from all over the north.  Most of the residents across the Northwest Territories, as well as the western half of Nunavut, come to Yellowknife … Continue reading

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