I’ve been blogging about the Northwest Passage for a while now and I just realized that the details of this place have not always been in the forefront of my writing. Encyclopedia Britannica defines the “Northwest Passage” as “Northwest Passage, historical sea passage of the North American continent, representing centuries of effort to find a […]Read more "What is the Northwest Passage?"
08/28/2014 0200 Taloyoak NU Can it get any better? This place and these people are amazing me. Where do I start? I will have to reflect and write more of our visit to Taloyoak. But for starters, we spoke again at the school. This time to a group of 35 school kids under 12. The […]Read more "Captains Log Taloyoak to Bellot Straight."
To my sons. Isaac and Steven. Whom I miss very much. Boys. I know I am not a typical father. It has very much been my intention, not to be. I realized early on, that you would be shown two completely different styles of living. 2 households, 2 points of view and 2 reflections of […]Read more "To My Boys. Isaac and Steven"
08/19/2014 1746 hrs. Well the gales subsided enough to row into town. But the only rowing needed was to slow us as we beached. Our anchor held strong, but the nights are getting darker and the ice was gnawing at my gut. So I was pleasantly surprised to view the Ice chart today! That warm […]Read more "Captains Log 08/20/2014 Farewell Gjoa Haven and friends."
At this moment, from my warm, cozy chair on this Alaska Airlines jet, I am looking down at the floor of this world. I lack for no comfort here. Hot coffee was just served right to my chair. I am not even required to throw away my own trash. When they take my trash, the […]Read more "Shaking loose of the grid."
Another chapter unfolds in our exploration of the Arctic, as I resign my position in Prudhoe Bay Alaska. Samantha, Steven, the dog “Bruce” and myself will set up camp, smack dab in the middle of the Northwest Passage. The story of how Samantha and I met is amazing and will only be done justice by […]Read more "Beginning our lives together in Nunavut."
It’s just past 5 AM, here on the North Slope. I just got off nightshift, where I work as a mechanic in the winter. I’m tired. Yet I sit down this morning to write. Simply because what I have to say will not write itself. Personally I believe that the best thing we can pass […]Read more "Safe Home"