Some impressions as the daylight hours are shortening.
This hill overlooks the harbor and the city centre. Always so much fun to climb especially after coming back from a Baltic cruise wearing the proof of the delightful culinary experience! You can see the coast guard ship at the mouth of the harbor and I think you can finally see some of the height of the hill using the buildings in the background as a point of reference.
Solomon Awa a professional guide with many years of experience building igloos and teaching others how to survive off the land demonstrated how to build an igloo.
Looking at Frobisher Bay which is frozen.
On the side of the truck ,although difficult to read, is the word ‘fire/incendie and the syllabics for the word- fire. Interesting fact is that the Baffin region is the only part of Nunavut which uses syllabics. Currently there is a review to consider standardizing the language across the Territory, however there are difficulties presented as it has been primarily an oral based language. On a side note all is ok and the small fire in the neighboring building was contained.
Here is photo taken by David Kilabuk of the northern lights in Pang. I have seen the green waves of light dancing in the night sky but nothing like this photo. Amazing!
These are just a few of the items which make living in the north unique. Very interesting to note that all the community events, cancellations etc. are all on Facebook. So despite the fact that I was always somewhat opposed to the ‘like culture’ and the ‘unfriend’ parts of Facebook in place of real interactions , I now am a part of the Facebook group here.
The sun rises around 7:50 am, as we head to work and sets by around 2:30 pm. Soon we will be arriving at work before the sun rises and leaving after it has set. : ( We have taken out the ‘blue light’ and have it on while eating breakfast in hopes that we can ‘trick’ our brains. So far when I look out in the afternoon and see that it is already dark my brain begins to measure the time. Hence, by 7 pm. my brain thinks it must be time to go to bed (around 5 hours after the sun sets). Interesting how the our bodies and minds are influenced by the sun/moon cycle.