Thoughts and Meanderings

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
We made it to Iqaluit! A little later than planned (as we were an hour late leaving Nanisivik due to a lack of fuel), but we are here! And it was quite a nice flight down too! Every other time I have been on a First Air flight leaving or going to Nanisivik, the plane has always been packed full ... and consequently, quite nosey. Today's flight. Five passengers. It was very relaxing.

I spent much of my time reading "All Families are Psychotic" by Douglas Coupland (A very entertaining book .... I"m almost done it! Looks like I'm going to have to acquire new reading material soon), listening to tunes on the iPod and having my brain stumped by Linear Thinking problems courtesy of our MLA.

While in the air though, I did find myself (while listening to music) gazing out the window watching the world go by. And it hit me - I am practically at the top of the World. How many people can say that they have seen what the land looks like at the top of the World and live there too?? How lucky am I to be able to experience this??!! And, to be able to share it with my southern family, friends and colleagues, and readers from around the world.

Being up here in the North, at times, is mind boggling - as in "I can't believe I am living in, exploring and experiencing one of Canada's final frontiers, and learning about a culture and way of life that I have only ever been exposed to on TV or through books". I know this might sound weird, but I'm still finding it hard that I've been living in the North for almost 8.5 months! At times it feels like I've lived up here forever; other times, like I've just arrived.

4 comments:

Chrisss said...

Stumbled on your blog...will visit again.

Kennie said...

Visit anytime :-)

Way Way Up said...

I still have to pinch myself too sometimes. Hope the boys do well down there at the competition.

Chris & Jane said...

Hi Kennie - Just found your blog and find it interesting that we are perhaps experiencing many of the same things on the same latitude (almost - Arctic Bay is a little north of Uummannaq, Greenland!). I'll browse your blog some more! Thanks. Chris