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Monthly Archives: August 2011
This week it’s back to Yellowknife to help work on the airport weather system. It’s not really my department but the guy responsible for it needs help because there are a million billion steps. This is the display at the … Continue reading
ok so here’s the plan: St. Albert has a sprint triathlon every spring which includes the Tri-a-Tri category. I’m gonna try a tri.. unless I die training for it. As it stands there’s a 50/50 chance.
Yesterday (Friday) we drove in to our penultimate site of this trip. Garden River is a small community of about 500 people just inside Wood Buffalo National Park. The most interesting thing about it is getting there. Last time I … Continue reading
We started our gradual trip home today. There are still 2 stations to hit on the way back but it’s nice to be going South. Here’s some of the stuff we saw today. A herd of buffalo on the side … Continue reading
Today (Wednesday) we took a Piper Navajo to the autostation at Lupin Mine. It was great to ride on a slightly bigger aircraft than yesterday. Compared to the Turbo Beaver, this one allows for legroom, it goes way faster (300km/hr … Continue reading
Some of the things we saw around Yellowknife:
Tuesday we took a Turbo Beaver on floats to Fort Reliance. We landed and docked at Trophy Lodge. They rent cabins and fishing boats. Some year I hope to try the fishing here. It looks like it would be a … Continue reading
Monday we did 2 stations, each one is about an hour from Yellowknife by helicopter. The first stop was Inner Whalebacks Island. There used to be more to this station but there are some curious grizzy bears in the area who … Continue reading
Sunday I flew to Yellowknife to catch up with one of the level 5 techs who has been working on the sites (sort of) near here. We’re doing 4 autostations in the NWT and 2 in Alberta on the drive home.