There isn’t going to be a lot of blog writing on this trip as I only have my iPhone and Nexus tablet with me, both of which a very difficult to type on!
I’ve actually been in Canada for a week now, however, I spent a few days in Hamilton, Ontario, with my good friend Ned. We mostly drank beer, but we did go to Niagara Falls, always an impressive sight, and to a small town on the shore of Lake Erie called Port Dover. The drive to Port Dover was quite surreal, one minute bright sunshine, blizzards the next.
On Thursday I headed Northwest from Toronto, via Calgary, finally arriving in Yellowknife at 00.45 on Friday morning, nearly an hour late. I stepped off the plane wearing a t-shirt – big mistake. It was minus 30 degrees C.
I spent Friday buying and borrowing proper clothing to replace my woefully inadequate winter attire, although the thermometer had risen to an almost balmy -27…
On Saturday we drove about 30 km north out of Yellowknife to Prosperous Lake to begin a 40km snow-mobile ride north to Duncan Lake. I’m going to write a separate article about this weekend, but basically, we ice-fished, fired high-powered rifles, ate meat and drank beer. The snow-mobile ride was fantastic (that’s me in the green duvet jacket with the frozen snot and tears)
As I said, writing blogs from iPhones is not easy, so that’s all for today!