Yearly Archives: 2007

To Skagway – for Scenery and Shopping

On Boxing Day, Cathy and I went out looking for deals in Whitehorse. The only deal we found was at Staples, where you could get Norton Antivirus for $10 – there was an unstated catch that you could only get … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner at the Zoo

We had a wonderful Christmas Day – a superb brunch with Sharon, Laura and Randy and then dinner at our place with Steve and Rachel. We had a huge turkey dinner and the fur-kids (4 dogs and 3 cats) were … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas From the Yukon

It’s just before 8:00, over 2 hours until sunrise, but there’s just the teeniest bit of light in the sky from the almost-full moon that’s partly hidden by clouds. There isn’t a sound here – it’s as peaceful as it … Continue reading

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Embracing the Light

Despite having little daylight, I find that I still do a fair bit of photography this time of year because of the quality of the light we do get, and I don’t go anywhere without my camera gear (even into … Continue reading

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Travel Articles – Try a Little Harder to Get it Right!

It really bugs me to find travel articles that have either serious or many errors. The newly-posted article “Taking the Long Road: Exploring Alaska’s Scenic Highways” by Jamie Ehrlich (at Frommers.com ) is full of errors – not serious ones … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day

Today is “hump day” in the seasonal sense – the day when we get the least sunlight of the year. Winter Solstice, the exact time when Whitehorse is leaning farthest away from the sun, occurs at 10:08 tonight. The sun … Continue reading

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The Sanctuary

The move is complete. Well, most of it is – I still have a lot of books and files to bring down from the cabin, and it’ll take a few weeks to get everything organized once it does all arrive. … Continue reading

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Alaskan Clydesdale

You might enjoy this email I received this morning: Only in Alaska……. This guy raised an abandoned moose calf with his horses, and believe it or not, he has trained it for lumber removal and other hauling tasks. Given the … Continue reading

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The Murphy’s Laws of Moving

The image below shows the “14 Day Trend” for Whitehorse at The Weather Network as of this morning. We’re moving tomorrow and Monday, when the high temperatures are forecast to be -21 and -24 respectively. Brrrrrr! What a wimp, eh?

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You Can Take the Boy Out of the Country – For a While…

How much of who you are is defined by the space you occupy – by your office, your home, your community? How much of the character of those spaces can you define or at least influence? No doubt there are … Continue reading

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