Churchill to Yellowknife... and then...


Advertisement
Published: January 11th 2011
Edit Blog Post

The Flats in ChurchillThe Flats in ChurchillThe Flats in Churchill

When it feels like minus 50.
Hello from the Great White North!
We found that Churchill just wasn't north enough for us so we ventured on up to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. Theresa has just completed her 3 weeks of work at the Stanton Hospital. Now holidays have officially started! We have enjoyed the nature walks around Frame Lake, especially because we didn't have to watch for bears! The crisp air and the orange skies of sunrise and sunset in the short daylight hours are magical and the people are really hospitable and friendly. We had a great Christmas with Theresa's cousin, T-BO, the well-renowned artist of Yellowknife and his lovely Jacklyn.
We both really enjoyed the North and its quirky atmosphere, however we have decided to migrate south for a wee while to get a bit more sunshine and warmth...?
Although being stranded in Minneapolis wasn't what we had in mind....!
D + T...




Additional photos below
Photos: 22, Displayed: 22


Advertisement

On the frozen sea.On the frozen sea.
On the frozen sea.

Hudson Bay froze over in early December.
Curious BearCurious Bear
Curious Bear

These people were obviously stupid with no concern for their life or the bear's. As the bear approached our vehicle, we drove away each time, not allowing this to happen. Bears are known to rip doors off of vehicles in a fraction of a second! That is why Tundra Buggies are high off the ground.
Sculpture by T-BOSculpture by T-BO
Sculpture by T-BO

The United in Celebration Statue - Yellowknife. Depicting Drum Dancers.
Bringing in the New Year!Bringing in the New Year!
Bringing in the New Year!

Ice Fog and minus 30 something below (celcius). A painful photo shoot, but worth it!
Sculptures on iceSculptures on ice
Sculptures on ice

Ice-art on Great Slave Lake.
The ice-road to Dettah.The ice-road to Dettah.
The ice-road to Dettah.

On Great Slave Lake.


11th January 2011
Infamous street in Yellowknife.

Great pics
Thanks for the update. How long are you around Churchill? As the ice starts to melt, do the bears come back to shore and is there a "viewing season" for the bears?
11th January 2011
Curious Bear

Curious bear
Never underestimate the stupidity of a human being...
11th January 2011

I can see that you both continue to have fun in your journey orf life. Here in sioux Lookout the temperatures have been @ -12-15 for the last couple weeks take care sharon
12th January 2011

Bear viewing
We are currently travelling in South America and wont be back in Churchill until april. The bears do come off the ice when it breaks up, but generally they are quite elusive until fall. There are bears all summer in small numbers, but the best time to see them is mid October until mid November..
12th January 2011

Nice looking blog
Hi there, just trying to self promote a site I have started and see if you would be interested in putting your blog on it. Its called BlogsOnAMap.com. Its a free site that will help people find like minded individuals in their part of the world. I just launched it yesterday so I need some people to help populate it and also spread the word. If you can be of any help it would be great! Thanks, Jon Rowe
19th January 2011
Bringing in the New Year!

Fireworks
Beautiful x

Tot: 0.083s; Tpl: 0.012s; cc: 11; qc: 34; dbt: 0.0349s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (10.17.0.13); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb