The Meal

The Meal

First, a preamble to set the context. I feel I need to explain why I went out of my way to create a page on the website to talk about the experience of eating just one meal. I arrived in Cambridge Bay on August 25, 1997 and the story of the meal took place on…

Snowblind on a Quad

Snowblind on a Quad

“Mount” Pelly is an esker and is called “Uvayuq” in inuktitut, the native language of the Inuit.  I know this now because Wikipedia told me so. There was no Wikipedia the day we undertook this trip. It would first appear a little over 2 years later. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uvayuq Saturday, September 27, 1997 After a morning…

Out on the Land

Out on the Land

The local description for travelling away from civilization onto the arctic tundra is going “out on the land.” Saturday, September 6 was a big day for me. It was the first time I had the chance to venture out of town onto the tundra with a vehicle. Quads and of course snow mobiles (we generally…

Taking Pics

Taking Pics

It’s Saturday, September 27, 1997 and the weather was still holding. Most people have been saying that the icing up of the water in the bay is unusually late this year. So the available time for being able to roam out of town on a quad was fast decreasing. This Saturday morning was chilly. No…

Building an Igloo

Building an Igloo

My commentary in 2020 Helping to build and later sleep in an igloo still remains a strong memory from my time in Cambridge Bay. After all, it’s not a common thing to be able to do anywhere south of the arctic. In the original version I included everyone’s family name, but I’ve decided to edit…