I missed these skies
As our plane landed and our flight attendant (who, in true small town style, was a friend of mine) announced, "Welcome to Cambridge Bay," the entire plan erupted in applause and the giggling ladies behind me hooted and hollered, "SORRY CAMBRIDGE BAY, WE'RE BACK!"
I missed this place.
We're back, after three weeks of glorious vacation, and what a busy state of activity Cambridge Bay was in. My friends were all jumping into the Arctic ocean to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Prime Minister Harper happened to be visiting in town, and everyone was lining up to get selfies with him. The Nunavut Arts Festival was in full swing with artists mingling and presenting their works. There had been so many things happening while we were gone. The vet team had come to care for the dogs of Cambridge Bay. And the LORAN tower was gone.
Prime Minister Harper's airplane
The Nunavut Arts Festival
Throat singing at the Nunavut Arts Festival
Carver working on a new masterpiece
Oh yeah, on another note, I did the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.
I decided that the whole Arctic ocean could be my ice bucket, so for the challenge, I jumped off the shipping dock into the Arctic Ocean, which was 3 degrees Celsius that day.
I wore a life jacket
Anyway, I didn't end up drowning, although I could see how one's body would shut down quickly in the frigid water. I certainly didn't linger in the water, so thankfully, I was all right. Although there were some mysterious drops of blood on my face. What? Where was this blood coming from? I checked my face and apparently I somehow got a small cut on my face. But at least I was okay.
So yeah, I did a silly thing and so should you. Or you could just donate to the ALS Society of Canada.
hanging out on an Arctic beach
um, whose tracks are these