Play in Progress

Play in progress

I spent last week end in Iqaluit (Nunavut) to attend my grand daughters 7th birthday party and take in the annual Sr. Mens Toonik Tyme Hockey Tournament. The goalie is my oldest son Randy, his team took the tournament cup and he received the “Best Goalie” award.

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A Day By The River

a day by the river

My daughter carrying her panik (daughter) in a shawl at the Sylvia Grinnell River, Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Canon Rebel Xs | f9 | 1/200 exposure | ISO 100 | 55mm

HDR: Gone Fishing

gone fishing

Earlier this month I made a trip up to Iqaluit (Nunavut) to visit family and friends – and, I must admit, to escape the heat and millions of people who descend on Ottawa every Canada Day.

While there my youngest son (on the far point) and I made a trip to the Sylvia Grinnell River for a little fishing. We were there for 3 or 4 hours with the first two hours spent casting and watching others reel in their catch, but it mattered not, we were standing side by side on the bank of the river fishing and talking, and talking and fishing – and really, that’s the point of it.

It was a grey evening, the fog banks had drifted in and out all day, and there was lots of low cloud that threatened rain but only sputtered a ‘wee bit. Certainly not enough to send us home.

Eventually we found the right combination of place on the bank, casting distance, depth, and lure, for that day and caught 3 each, most of which were fried up for supper the next night with both of my sons families and I enjoying a big feed of fresh Arctic Char.

High Performance Regular Gasoline

Gas pumps seen in Iqaluit (Nunavut).

Really? They make that?

HDR: Stone Raven

stone bird

Large (think 5 or 6 feet tall) stone carving located between the Nunavut Arctic College Fine Arts building and the Bank of Montreal in Iqaluit (Nunavut).

There are a number of these large carvings in the area so I expect that this is not the only one you’ll see over the next little while.

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