Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 26 in Iqaluit — the Apex Trail

Nili was working again today, so the kids and I walked in to Iqaluit from where we’re staying in Apex to satisfy a craving for Chinese food for lunch. The Apex Trail follows the scenic coastline between Apex and Iqaluit and took us about an hour and a half to walk. It’s beautiful, especially on a day like today when it’s warm enough to go without a jacket and you’re walking in to the breeze to keep the bugs away.

Oh, and when we were in the North Mart (the grocery store) at the end of the day, Art ran over Noam on an ATV. There’s a photo of that too.

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Moon over Apex, Nunavut, July 25, 2010

The full moon came out over Iqaluit and Apex last night, very low in the Southern sky. Since the moon is so bright, the sky is still light from the Northern Summer sun, and our camera is pretty low-end, it looks super bright, but believe me — this is the moon, not the sun!

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July 24 in Iqaluit — walking on mud flats

It was another beautiful day in Iqaluit — it was sunny and 17 degrees. Better yet, Nili was off work today so we could all go out and enjoy the day. Tide is out during the day now so we went for a long walk out on the mud flats. Later on, walking back from Iqaluit to Apex, we got swarmed with mosquitoes — they are RIDICULOUSLY bad here!

July 22 in Iqaluit — kites and swimming

I’m not proud, or crazy, but I did bag another ocean by swimming in the Arctic Ocean in Iqaluit! The boys came in a short way… I should probably be proud of them for being smart enough not to go in all the way!

It was about 20 degrees here and sunny, and there was a breeze keeping the bugs away, so earlier in the day we flew a kite on the beach. In one of these pictures, you can see the Coast Guard ship off shore (I hope they didn’t take offence with our US flag kite!).

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Hiking along the river near Iqaluit

We went for a hike today along the river that runs North of Iqaluit, across the Road to Nowhere and into Apex, right beside the house we’re staying in here. We didn’t go as far as the Road to Nowhere today because the bugs were just so bad and Nili had to get to work, so we cut it short and headed back home along the road to Apex. Here’s the path we took, and here are photos and videos:

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