Aug 22, 2011

Yellowknife, NWT was a Great Place to Visit

Dave and Cindy with their great garden
First up was a potluck dinner at the community garden, it was great to see such lush green vegetable gardens so far north and no bugs!!  My brother and sister-in-law, Dave and Cindy had a wonderful plot full of my favourite things, fresh peas, green beans and new potatoes which we enjoyed throughout our trip.
On the weekend we were off to Dragonfly, a cabin on an island on Great Slave Lake.  Howard and Bonita the cabin owners, were gracious in showing us life on the GSL.  With their boat we motored along the shoreline and stopped for little adventures,
An old boat in Mosquito Bay
we fished and caught some great pike for dinner, we feasted on wild raspberries and high bush cranberries that we picked on our adventures and generally had a wonderful time.  Everything was new and exciting and different. (Remember we are used to the west coast of BC with tall mountains and trees everywhere.)  

The Berry Pickers

Pike for Dinner
Trees, rock and mosses everywhere!!
One of our day trips was down the road to Fort Providence where the Mackenzie River feeds out  of the Great Slave Lake.  Our trip took us through the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary and we were treated to many bison sightings.  Also a special treat for me was the sighting of Sandhill Cranes.  I didn’t realize that many spent the summer there.  (As you know they have been the subject of many of my pictures. ) One treated us to his squawks and dance and then took off. I have never seen them fly; it was quite a sight to see.

One of the boat houses on the Lake in Old Town
Our trip is over but we have great memories.  I want to return to the north but my next trip will be to see the winter!!


Gillian Olson said...

Wendy, what a great trip you had, and thank you for the beautiful pictures. The pictures of the bison and pike are a treat because those are things I have never seen up close myself. I bet you have a few ideas for new paintings too. Cheers,

Studio at the Farm said...

Wendy, what a wonderful time you must have had in Yellowknife. [judging by your photos] The one of the half-sunken tug is a beauty.

Carol Blackburn said...

Looks very interesting, Wendy. I wouldn't want to be on that old boat though. Thanks for sharing your wonderful phtos.

Wendy Mould said...

Thank you ladies, northern Canada is often a mystery to most people. It really is an amazing place to visit and has its own natural beauty.