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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.


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..

Feb 17 2016-A Flight to Remember

I love my job.. I cannot say that enough.. I have fun at my day to day work which is awesome but it also sends me to the far reaches of Canada. I recently got to go to as far as it is possible to go north on land before you hit the North Pole to CFS Alert, Nunavut. I got there in a C-130 Hercules Cargo plane and so the journey as well as the destination were utterly fantastic.

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.

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.

December 20 2013 Blast from the Past

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We arrived near Quebec city and low and behold we were stuck there for a few days, fortunately having foreseen this we went right to Mt St Anne and stayed at a hotel right on the hill. Tonight I decided to go take a look around and I found this lone snow gun, it made me very much miss my time as a Snowmaker in New Zealand, and standing there taking this picture in -16 weather made me realize how much I envied Snowmakers in Quebec!