Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Nights...

Last night I was invited out boating, and I must say, it was fantastic. My very first time out on the ocean, the weather was nice and the company was good.

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost halfway through the summer. Mostly because I have yet to really experience any summer-type weather/ activities/ sunsets, other than the one boat trip.

In all fairness, it seems that my idea of summer involves sundresses, strappy heels, booze infested patios, barbeques, beaches, and night-time campfires at the cottage/ trailer/ backyard tent. None of which I have had the pleasure of experiencing Nunavut-style.

I have done the heels, though am not near brave enough to risk strappy, the mosquitoes would be quick to ensure I would regret that. They, in fact, hinder a lot of summer activities. Well, them and the barely spring-like temperatures that have only recently begun to warm.

I am also at a disadvantage in that I am not really home enough to participate in many of the activities that others go out on, and when I am, I am usually recovering from the last trip or preparing for the next. I don’t know enough people IN the communities that I am traveling to to force my company on them when they are going out fishing or on the land.

That being said, I have tried to get out as often as possible while traveling to take pictures, and I have been fortunate enough to get some beautiful ones. (Again, not posted on here because of the uber-slow upload speeds!)

I tell ya though, I would almost cut off a finger to go spend a month on a beach; cold margarita in one hand and a good looking pool boy in the other! ; )

Until we meet again…


  1. I'm moving to Pangnirtung in a few sounds like I might be doing something similar - lots of travel in and out of various communities. What is the worst part about that lifestyle?

  2. Hmmm, honestly, for me the worst part is the cold. Well, that and the sloooow internet connection!! No really though, I love it up here, it's amazing.

    Good Luck!! I'm sure I'll see you in Pang sometime!!