I have arrived safe and sound… took me a few days to get my internet all hooked up, but am back online with my limited somewhat temperamental at times, connection! Its been a busy few days, but everything is going well… it’s been awesome seeing old friends, and meeting new ones! At times this week I’ve felt like I’m experiencing a ‘ground-hog’ day experience, yet things are different than the last time I was here and different is good!
On Monday… I left the land of trees and excessive heat.. and started my trip north from Ottawa! It was great fun trying to manoeuvre two luggage carts with my 7 pieces of luggage and 2 carry ons at the crazy early hour—but I managed it! My flights were pretty uneventful… I even managed to get a cat nap! The photo on the right is one last glimpse of Ottawa..
First glimpses of Iqaluit from the air… (top left)..I had my ‘breakfast’ on the plane.. it was really quite tasty, it’s nice to fly where they give you food for free! I was excited to see the familiar rock formations as the plane entered the Pangnirtung Fiord! A look at the plane… as I walked to the terminal!
My home for the week so far… I’m still sorting out my housing…but things are looking up, things just take time, especially in the north! (Besides this means I don’t have to cook for myself for awhile… and Louis food is pretty darn GOOD!… and I get to meet different people doing all kinds of different work in the community…)The GN Building (GN= Government of Nunavut)… There is lots of work going on around the waterfront—digging and working on the deep sea port… Walking to work on Tuesday… the clouds just hovered around, and almost over Mt. Duval… It’s a gorgeous time of year to be in the Arctic! The temperatures have been hovering between 8-12C… (colder at night).. and to be honest, I prefer these kinds of temps than the crazy heat wave in the south! (Unless of course I was at Haliburton Lake at the cottage… and spending the day in the LAKE!)…