Saturday, November 27, 2010

These are just a few of the shots that I took while the blizzard was on... The wind was so strong, I was being blown around. After the snow passed the town was still closed for a full day, the snow drifts in place were 15 feet tall. I will post some more photo's of after the storm tomorrow. I am really enjoying Cambridge Bay, it is a very friendly community. Tonight there is a fundraiser for the daycare, with a dinner and silent auction then some dancing...I am NOT a dancer, but I am sure that the dinner will be fun.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blizzard Warnings

The weather for the next three days from Enviroment Canada

Blizzard warning in effect.
Blizzard. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 18. Wind chill minus 34.
Blizzard. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind north 70 km/h gusting to 90. High minus 14. Wind chill minus 32.
Monday night
Blizzard ending near midnight then cloudy. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind north 60 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northeast 30 near midnight. Low minus 22. Wind chill minus 35.
Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 12.
Am I insane?

Friday, November 19, 2010

The wind was blowing at 45 mph, and gusting up to 60 mph. It was insane today, then I was told that this was nothing!!!!  I think that this is a great invention, it might work in the city not very useful around here.  Currently it is 10:41 pm, and the wind is blowing so hard that my second floor apartment is moving, enough that I can feel it.  It is a kinda freaky feeling...

So today at work was an interesting day...This afternoon, a gentleman came in requesting something that the store does not do, when I advised him that it was against head office policy he told me that he no one needed to know about it.  Then I reiterated that we would not be able to help him in the way he would like. Well I was called every name in the in the book, plus a few other choice curse words. I was needed at one of the other tills, when he told me he was going to be waiting outside for me...Before I moved here some of my friends in the RCMP in Tuk told me about how rough it was here, I think that I know what they mean now.


Wow, if you were at all wondering what a blizzard is really like? Just ask, outside currently the wind is gusting up to 65 mph, my house is shaking in the wind, and the snow is going everywhere. My neighbors house is about 50 ft from the corner of my house and I can't see it!!! Well it time to hit the shower before work, I will get some pictures durinf the day today.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay NU Airport

The plane that finally made the trip.
So I have finally made it to Cambridge Bay Nunavut. I absolutely love it here. I have a fantastic apartment, there will be more pictures to follow. We are going into the dark winter months here, I leave for work and the sun is just rising, around 8 am, then by 3 pm it is dark already. I was planning on going into work on Thursday because the store is closed, I can do alot more to try and get caught up. The new position has more challenges, but is so nice to be in control of the department. I do have my work cut out for me trying to get things back in order, and the way that head office would like it to look.
From where I live is about to work is a nice 10 minute walk. The town here is much more built up than Tuk, even the way the village is layed out.
I am really hoping to get more pictures, of the village and some of the sights, in the next couple of days.
Until then keep your stick on the ice...