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!)…
In the last two days, I’ve been pretty busy—wrapping up life here in Winnipeg. It’s been a bit of a crazy time, but also one of thinking back… and reflecting… I guess it is true that you don’t realize what you have, until you have to leave. I’m really going to miss Winnipeg, and the friends I have left behind…(yes, I do have friends here!)… it’s funny how all of a sudden a strange city becomes your own…unfamiliar streets become familiar… you end up going to a social not thinking you’d know anyone there..but then run into people you know before anyone in your group does! The last 18months I put down roots in Winnipeg… I’m not saying it was easy… but I did it!
I’m going to keep this pretty simple…and let some photos do the rest of the talking! Here’s some ‘highlights’ of my time here in the ‘peg…I do realize that this selection of photos is pretty random… yep, that’s where my brain is at!!!
Goodbye Winnipeg… thanks for the memories!
This is something I’ve been working on for a bit… a ‘new-home’ for Sarah on the Road…
I just wanted to say a quick thank you for the help and encouragement in creating this new ‘blog’ (I was like a fish out of water, still am but at least I’ve made it back to the water!) Two people I’d like to specifically mention are Jen and Lisa! It was Jen that helped me get off my butt and actually get a domain. (I had been wanting to do this for awhile…like probably over a year)… It came up one day when we were talking on Facebook and it came up and then she helped ‘walk’ me through the process of getting a domain and hosting…. Lisa has always been my ‘go-to’ person for blog help! In the past 2 years she’s been the one that has helped me create headers, set up my blogspot layout for me… and always around for me to bounce ideas off of… She listened to what I wanted.. and then went searching for a layout that would work.. and then set up the formatting of that layout for me… (wordpress is still kind of a foreign language to me!) lol Without these gals… this would have NEVER been might never have happened so quickly! thanks again!
I’m not saying it’s perfect… I’ve done a bunch of ‘tweaking’ but am happy with the result! Not to say that there might be other changes in the future when I have internet again at home! But for now… I’m happy with it!
Sorry for making everyone ‘update’ their feeds on their blogs.. (it’s a pain I know!)
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If you know me you know I love a good adventure… and I’m about to embark on a new one…
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|Canadian North plane leaving for Qik…|