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March 23 05

Hello David,
i just come back this afternoon to our civilized world... and the first thing i learned is that the Dempster Highway has been closed the all week!!!! it re-opened only this afternoon at 2pm... there is a french expression "avoir le cul borde de nouilles" is does not translate too well but it means that i have been very lucky!
This is my cabin where i just spend 1 week relaxing, reading, writting, droozing, totally disconected from the world.... a weird feeling very positif for me.
below is the view from my cabin and the last photo are my quarter... in front the stove and the window on the bench!
hubert

i went on the lake...

and decided to sleep in my tent by -20F (-30C)
it was a great idea, the sun was inviting, i needed my snow shoes to carry my equipment, i set it up and the weather turn bad, and it was wind and drifting snow.... it took me 3 times to reset my wearing so i could finally be warm inside my sleeping bag...
great learning experience, i was happy to see that i could manage the cold and the wind...
hubert

my cabin in canada....

after a week of pleasure, reading, writing, camping, no communication, no computer, just my giant palm pilot and all the free time i wanted, i enjoyed it all along, and tomorrow is back to business... i will take the Dempster Highway going south.
at my return in Inuvik, this afternoon, i learned that the Dempster Highway was closed the all week and is just re-opening this afternoon.
this week was real relax and vacation, no pressure, no hurry, nothing to catch me..... except the day i decided to set up my tent in the middle of the lake, it was sunny and inviting.... by mid afternoon, the weather changed and the wind comes up. It took me 3 times to found out how to manage myself to be warm in my sleeping bag... it was -20F - (-30C) but it works... (think about going to pie in the middle of the night!!!!)
i was also able to see the aurora borealis, it is an other splendor... could not get a photo because my camera #1 witch could have done it give up on the Alaska Highway mistreated by the exposure of the cold and the dust from the trucks...

i had 3 kinds of companionship...

because the first one was a nuisance and in plentitud, they must be fucking all night long, because every morning, there were more and more of them, so i used them to feed the second one....
...and i was reassuring myself that the 3rd kind could not be a bear, definitely not possible.... so i would not be the feeder!

 

 



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