As someone who lives in Toronto even though I have quite a short commute to work of about 15 minutes I still get annoyed by it. While I was at Alert in order to get out to the lab we had drive about 30 minutes from the station. This is a view along the way, I could get used to this commute.. It could be 2 hours long and I wouldn’t give a rats ass…
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.
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.
I started my Journey through Costa Rica with heading up into the cloud forest town of Monteverde. I was on a G Adventures trip where our guide actually grew up there and took us to this fantastic strangler fig that you could climb nearly all the way to the top inside the tree. I couldn’t get over just how cool it all looked.