Iqaluit Airport

Iqaluit Airport

Here is a photo of the Airport. Not difficult to spot! They are however, in the midst of building a humongous new airport hangar (in the background) and this one will be given over to Transport Canada. Glad I was able to go through the yellow building have my hubby waiting for me and ready to carry those crazy heavy luggage pieces! Well I was happy to see him too!  

I never imagined how hilly and rugged the terrain in Iqaluit is but you can spot some elevation in the background. At least we don’t need to fly into a mountain and turn abruptly in order to land. Just heard this is the case in one of the remote communities with a limited airstrip….I guess you don’t want to over shoot that runway! I’ll find out the name of the community and post it. Keep you waiting…it’s actually a small hamlet called Grise fiord.

Iqaluit from the air

I arrived in Iqaluit last Thursday and the header background is the city of Iqaluit from the air. I think it is actually much larger but as it is so spread out it is somewhat difficult to get everything on a photo. Thanks to the two people sitting next to me who graciously took the photos as I had an aisle seat. : )

The flight was very interesting. Three hours with no entertainment system- what would our students do??? How about you?? Many had along their devices and played merrily away for most of the trip. For many others it was a time to catch up and learn about their vacation in the big city. One thing for certain I could tell that was headed to a smaller community a bit like ‘Cheers’ where everyone knows your name or at least that you are a ‘newbie’.

They had three choices for lunch which was a large and delicious lunch. It was a bit awkward when they mentioned that there were over 20 standby passengers and that they would have to see if there was enough food for all of them. The girl next to me had been back to the airport in Ottawa for four times and was so happy that she finally got on the fifth try as she was on her way home. So there I sat and she did not get any food but at least she was allowed something to drink. (Whew!)website photo

This is my new motto and approach to change! I found this great t-shirt at Reitman’s ………knew I had to wear it at the outset of my journey.

Wear it and be the change, I thought.

Hello world!

goodbye OttawaThis is my first posting as I prepare for my travel to Iqaluit. Packing, weighing and unpacking storage boxes and luggage all in the pursuit of having enough stuff. How much stuff is enough? Well enough to fill four luggage pieces with up to but not exceeding 70 lbs each.That would be a great authentic learning task.You are on a     Continue reading