Chilling in YK

Wednesday night I headed out for dinner with a friend who has been traveling with me.  As we walked by the YK Centre we saw that it was -29C.  But it felt so much colder than that…when I got back to the hotel I looked up the weather online…saw that it was indeed -29C but with the windchill it was -41C.  So I suppose that’s why the 3 block walk from the hotel to the restaurant and back to the hotel again, felt so cold!

I honestly hope I get to visit this awesome city sometime in the summer. After all, this is my 2nd visit to YK...and a gal should visit every city in each season eh? Yellowknife at Night  7

As I was walking…I stopped briefly…to snap a few photos.  It was so cold…but my fingers worked with the help of my mittens…but I could only manage a few shots before my camera battery died froze! (this is part of the reason the photos are a bit out of focus…as my camera wasn’t happy to be working in such cold temps!) Yellowknife at Night  1Yellowknife at Night  5

Just before walking into the hotel I snapped these selfies!  Have to love frost covered lashes and coats!
Yellowknife at Night  8

My time in Yellowknife has flown by so fast. Thursday night I was lucky to meet up with some really good friends that moved here in the summer.  It was great to have dinner, catch up with conversation and watch a 3-D movie.  Thanks for the short, but awesome visit!

When this post is published I’ll be on my way back to Iqaluit.  Looking forward to going home, but that won’t be for another week…meetings in IQ next week!  All I can say is thank goodness for an amazing house sitter to take care of my house in Pang when I’m away.  It’s awesome that I don’t have to worry about the pipes freezing, my plants not getting watered…and they have the opportunity to enjoy living in some peace and quiet! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Chilling in YK

  1. Stephanie

    I love your photos Sarah. They turned out pretty considering the weather…yikes! I can see the cold in one of those photos (with the cars at the intersection?) Ouch! One of my best friends lived in YK for many years before moving to Ottawa. She absolutely loves that city and raves about it. You should definitely visit in every season!

  2. Keenan

    My camera froze on 2 hikes last year also. Didn’t even know this was possible. Both times I was in bitter cold temps well below zero. In particular, had the same experience with my shots freezing out of focus – especially night time flash pics. I’m not a photographer so made me feel a wee bit better seeing that your camera also struggled with the frigid weather. (That said — you were travelling and probably brought only bare essentials. Guessing with all of your many lenses, etc you would have managed well if at home. Me – not so much. No excuses. I simply excel in other ways – which have yet to be discovered:)) Love your posts! Still a HUGE fan!


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