Monday, July 23, 2007

Thanks Merci

I'd like to say a big thank you to good people here in Raglan that made my Birthday one to remember. Being away from home and family is tough, any day, but especially on birthdays.

The shot above is of the notice board here in donaldson camp. It seems to be tradition here to post a birthday poster like this for every birthday in camp, just so every one knows. I was getting birthday wishes in both official languages all day.

To top it off only of the cooks made a fantastic Birthday Cake - very good!

Thanks everyone.

Je voudrais dire que un grand vous remercie à de bonnes gens ici dans Raglan qui a fait mon anniversaire un pour se rappeler. Être parti de la maison et de la famille est dur, n'importe quel jour, mais particulièrement sur des anniversaires. La photo ci-dessus est du panneau de notification ici dans le camp de donaldson. Elle semble être tradition ici pour signaler une affiche d'anniversaire comme ceci pour chaque anniversaire dans le camp, juste ainsi chaque sait. J'obtenais des souhaits d'anniversaire dans les deux langues officielles toute la journée. Le compléter au loin seulement des cuisiniers a rendu un gâteau d'anniversaire fantastique - très bon ! Merci chacun.
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Mr Caribou

This Caribou was taking a break from migration and eating some of the nice lush sedges growing by the Bio Disk (Sewage treatment plant) quite close to camp.
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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Tundra Sky

It is now a month after the summer solstice and the Sun is setting at a more reasonable time and it actually gets dark at night now. Because the we are so far north the sun does not just slip down below the horizon, it skims along it, slowly sinking below it. This means that the rich evening light, a time refered to as the "golden hour" by some photographers actually lasts for more like 3 hours.
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Donaldson Camp

A few nights ago I went for a walk on the hill behing camp, here is the view. Lots of nothing hey! Well there were some interesting rocks, Pillow basalts in particular - I'd have taken some photos, but my Camera battery died.
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Friday, July 13, 2007

Caribou ( Tuuktu )

Lots of Caribou around here now, when it is not foggy I can see perhaps 100 from my window, but they are all moving, migrating north. These were part of a long string making their way across the tundra.

The weather was great when I arrived, about 25C and sunny, now it is about 1C, windy and foggy.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

On the Road again

Left St. John's today, I'll be in Montreal tonight and off to Raglan Tomorrow.