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Feb 22 2016-An incredible sight

For some reason after a winter of very overcast skies, for the week I arrived it was mostly clear. Even more amazing the last full day I was there it was the full moon. You know how on those clear days when the full moon rises for about half an hour it is huge in the sky before it moves up higher and shrinks down? Well when the moon is full at Alert it rises like that and stays huge and just oscillates up and down across the horizon all day. It really does feel like you are on another planet where all the physics are different. On that day we also took a drive and visited the wreckage of a C-54 Skymaster aircraft that crashed in 1952 just sitting off to the side of the runway. All the crew of this crash survived and that seems all the more amazing when  you look and see what is left of it! An incredible piece of history just sitting there half buried under the snow, just highlighting the challenges of just being in a place like Alert.

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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 17 2016-Streets of Thule, Greenland

So one thing I did not realize on my road to CFS Alert in Nunavut is that there is usually a stop over in Thule, Greenland for the night. I have to admit I was just excessively excited just to be able to say I have been to Greenland. Now after I have been there I am extremely determined that I will go back to explore once again..

Jan 15 2016 Fun Shapes

Now the date for these pictures is not really accurate as all of these were taken at different times on the trip but for all of them I enjoyed how innocuous they seemed. But just ended up looking so much more interesting after I took the picture.

Jan 24 2016 Many Monkeys!

In my time in Costa Rica I did not see many monkeys on the first half of the trip, but when I went to Tortuguero national park.. They just kept appearing, made me sad I did not make it to the region with Squirrel monkeys!

Jan 13 2016 Frogs!

I have always had a soft spot Amphibians for as long as I can remember, which is why I tried to get as many pictures of them as I could. I took a lot but most were either asleep or in very bad light for pictures.. these are a few of the best.

Dec 21 2015 Wander along the Leslie Street Spit

This past Sunday I took a walk out to the Leslie street spit, a place I had heard about but never actually went. Now after I have been it seems ridiculous that I never went especially since there were so many types of birds! I didn’t manage to catch any great photos of the birds but  the other awesome part of this place was the beach.. It is crazy how something that for all intensive purposes is a pile waste rock could look so very cool in the end.