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Winter Camping II

Foolishly not daunted by our midweek near death camping experience, Barbara and I set out on a grand winter camping adventure one weekend in March.  This time however it wasn’t just two optimistic greenhorns and one reluctant dog taking on … Continue reading

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Snow King and His Ice Castle

One of the great things about Yellowknife in March is the Ice Castle.  Tony, better known as the Snow King, starts building it in November, and its finished at the end of February.  The Ice Castle is open for the … Continue reading

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Frostbitten

The Frostbite 45 Cross Country Ski event happened on Saturday and it was…..SO MUCH FUN!   I had a terrific time.  What an unexpectedly pleasant turn of events.  The main factor in this was the weather I think.  It dawned … Continue reading

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Northern Exposure

Memo to self – get head examined.  I signed up for a cross-country ski event this weekend, but I’m having second, and even third, thoughts about the wisdom of this.  It’s the Frostbite 45, advertised as a 45 km fun … Continue reading

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Winter Lite

We were NOT looking forward to a return to winter after our balmy ski vacation in BC, but to our surprise, its been quite nice to be back.  One friend told me we were entering the nice part of winter, … Continue reading

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From The Horses Mouth

 A friend asked to hear, in their own words, how my parents liked their visit to Yellowknife over the holidays.  My dad, whom I call a bad Canadian, is not a fan of winter at the best of times, so … Continue reading

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The White Queen Lives

Remember the White Queen from the book ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’?  Well, I think she lives near here.  The whole universe is white, and has been for some weeks now.  The only color exists in the sunrise, … Continue reading

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