Season's end

Fall season is a wrap. Before heading to Nepal for a little holiday in early October, we pulled out the boat from the water and waved goodbyes to the waves. The last trip on the fiord we did while the first snow was falling down. Floater suits were worth their cost on those cool days.

In this blog entryy you will find a mixed collection of photos from October.

Our new team member, Sola, followed us all over on our trips. She handled the boat well except for jumping in and out of it: she always gets stuck by the belly on the side. We have to give her a lift. Now she has learned how to appropriately stiffen up into plank position for easier lifting convenience.

Aulatsivikjuak Bay:

Mouths full of trail-mix ("no, don't take a picture now!"):

A hike that I enjoyed especially much was from the Hudson's Bay cabin towards Moon Lake at the end of Pangnirtung Fiord. We traveled to the cabin by boat, barely making it in through the barricading rocks at a quickly dropping tide. The propeller got dinged there a few times and now it's looking like we've actually been to places.

The blue spot in the image is a ghost of an ancient shaman.

In the bay there was a great little spot for parking the boat. The hike was very fun, steep with great views, sporty. Thanks for Devin and Kendra for company there! We didn't quite go all the way to Moon Lake but I would be interested to do so in the winter with skis. The approach would have to be less steep, though. Summiting Moon Peak would be well worthwhile.

All in all it was a great fall season. We did the mileage we wanted to with the boat and learned the basic skills. Tides do not seem that complicated to keep track of anymore. And it was positive to observe that our boat didn't sink.

Having a boat is a lot like having a baby. You have to constantly keep an eye on it and if you don't, something bad will happen. The only difference is that babies are probably less work.



..... a baby is definitely more work than a boat. You've got to refuel it every 3 hours or so, and refuel yourself. You've got to change the ...oil... about that frequency again (sometimes off the car seat/pram/bouncer as well). You've also got to put it to sleep and get it to stay asleep - three times a day. And all this is every day, not just when you want to use it. Having said that, I don't have a boat in the arctic!