Published: October 13th 2009October 12th 2009
In the willows.
Probably the biggest female I've ever set my eyes on!
The highlight of the week this week was during a trip to the dump!!! It's not uncommon to see a big, dirty polar bear rummaging through the food scraps at the town dump, but I was super excited to see a wolverine! He (or she) was all straggly, gnarly and grumpy looking, and although the backdrop of plastic garbage bags and piles of Pampers wasn't visually inspiring, it was a very powerful experience! My first ever wolverine. So cool!
Buggy 17 got into a wee bit of trouble out on the tidal flats near Polar Bear Point. The driver (not me) hit a big rock (we speculate) and shattered the leaf spring centre pin, and as a result the entire rear axle moved about a foot back on the springs pulling the u-bolts back and popping the driveshaft out. The buggy was out of action! However, with a block and tackle and a couple of chains, we managed to get it straightened out and drivable, albeit, slowly and carefully! It was taken back to town and I believe it is now up and running again.
Out on the tundra things are getting white. We've had our
White spruce and tamarack.
The beauty of the yellow tamarack hides a rather sad and unfortunate past... The era of the Canadian Governments terrible treatment of the Sayisi Dene people.
first snows of the season and the temps are more negative than positive now. And the wind is howling as usual. The town is slowly beginning to show signs of insanity as the mass influx of tourists bellow through the usually deserted streets. Polar bear season has officially started, everyone is going stir crazy here...!?
Also, some ice has formed around the edge of Hudson Bay??? Curious??? It would be fantastic for the bears if there was an early freeze up, but it would suck for the tourism industry... I wonder???
There are more photos below