Sometimes you just need to get into a car and drive. Well when you live in a small remote fly in community just below the Arctic Circle…options are quite limited. However, we do have a road that goes alongside the fiord…past the sewage treatment plant, the dump for household garbage, the metal and wood dumps or as some people call it ‘Canadian Tire’–since you’d be surprised what you can find when you need a part to fix something!
The road ends past the gravel pit…and is about a 5 KM stretch of road. Often I walk, but lately there’s been Polar Bears hanging around…and I’ve been too sick to venture outside of my house!
Tonight a friend called and we went for a Friday night drive to the end of the road. Just a slow trip to the end of the road to see what we could see. We left at the ‘magic’ moment that is happening at the moment for light…the sun had dipped down behind the mountains on the other side of the fiord….the tide was coming back in and there was so much beauty all around. Puts life into perspective when you see how gorgeous your surroundings are all around you….you just need to open up your eyes and wow!
The tundra has started to change into brilliant fall colours…reds, gorgeous yellows and some browns! Didn’t get shots of that this trip…but perhaps a walk this weekend will fix that.
I love how the tide was coming in and you can still see the ‘high’ tide rock markers in this photo below…
Thanks for all your well wishes via Facebook, Instagram and email…I’m finally on the mend and can say I feel back to 100%! It’s good to be home, looking forward to a weekend here before I take off on my next trip on Monday.