Tag Archives: The Arctic

Northwest Passage IV – Encounters with Wildlife

This is the fourth blog installment about my trip through the Northwest Passage this summer with One Ocean Expeditions, on the Akademik Surgey Vavilov. I’ll start by saying that we saw everything we hoped for and more.  It was incredible.  … Continue reading

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NW Passage III – Bellot Strait

This is the third instalment on my trip through the Northwest Passage this summer, on the One Ocean Expedition from Greenland to Cambridge Bay, following the path of Franklin.  Click to hear Stan Rogers sing “The Northwest Passage” I want … 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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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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Reading List

I wanted to share a few books in my reading pile right now.  In that strange way that life has of throwing things in your path, again and again and again, until you wake up and take notice, these books … 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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We Visit the Barrenlands, by Dogteam!

So far the year of 2014 has been defined as the year of the holiday.  We decided that since we’d come all this way, to move to Yellowknife, we might as well see as much of it as we can.  … Continue reading

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