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Feb 22 2016-I love my Job

Yup the only way to get up to Alert is to go there for work. These were some of the views I got from the lab I was working in. Every time I went outside I looked around me I did a double take because these are the views that greeted me in every direction.

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Feb 20 2016-Around the Station

One night while I was at Alert I went out for a walk around the station. These were some of my favorite shots.. What I really loved about this place was how quiet it was, there was no one around..everyone was inside because it was -35 C but it was just utterly quiet, I could not get enough of that. In the bottom picture I actually startled an Environment Canada tech who was coming back from releasing a weather balloon. That was him coming by on his snowmobile and he was not expecting me to be hanging out along the road.

Feb 18 2016-A look back at Alert

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As you might notice here, this is near the runway at CFS Alert, looking back towards the station. It looks like it may be sunset but it is around 3pm in the afternoon and hasn’t been up yet this year. I don’t know who built this inukshuk but it certainly makes a fitting sentinel looking out from the station over the vast ice of Arctic ocean.

Feb 18 2016-A Very Special Place

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I came to this place on the afternoon after I arrived at Alert. It is difficult to describe how amazing this place is, It felt as though I left my home in Ontario and stepped out onto another planet. First that is the ice covered Arctic Ocean you are seeing out there and that is certainly not the sun. The sun was not due to rise in Alert for another 10 days, so what I got while I was there during “normal” daylight hours was twilight, which frankly is a photographers dream.. Here where I was standing when I took this picture is something else entirely. A crazy thing about this spot is that while I was taking this picture unless there was someone flying over the North Pole in an aircraft I was probably the northernmost person on earth for a few minutes. Much more importantly  though what you can’t see from this picture is that about 10 feet to my left were the graves of 9 Canadian servicemen who died in a RCAF Lancaster 965 that crashed near Alert in 1950. Through the graves you could see that some arctic wolves had walked by not so very long ago. I did not take any pictures of the graves as I did not think any photograph I could take could do them the justice they deserved. I read their names, looked around and heard the silence around me, it was one of those moments that I will never forget and is impossible to describe.

Dec 6th 2015-Return to Duncan

Not long ago on a trip to Nova Scotia I managed to return to a place I always loved to go, Duncan’s Cove.. If you go back in my blog you will see a few more pictures of this place, it never seems to get old for me or my friends as you can see above.

Dec 12 2015-The Mono Cliffs

The Mono cliffs Provincial Park is a pretty cool place to walk around.. It is a perfect place for just a nice relaxed walk. Unfortunately it was quite overcast and thus rather dark which made it hard to get a good shot. These are what I managed to get.

Sopwith Strutter Flight August 2015

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Back in August me and my Dad were able to take a ride on a replica WW1 biplane based out of the Brampton Airport. It is difficult to describe how awesome it was so here are some of the pictures I managed to get from the day. During my flight I was lucky to have a RAF SE5a as an escort, the camera doesn’t quite capture how close the plane seemed to be. I would recommend it to anyone. It just seemed so surreal and like no other flight I have ever taken.