Sunday, 23 October 2016

Buying our first ATV (quad)

  Arriving in Iqaluit back in August, we knew we would set aside a small fund for an ATV. It wasn't going to be a new one, we took time and looked into a used quad that was up for sale at a reasonable price. Lucky for us, with a bit of bargaining, we were able to find one that fit our budget. 

Fast forward to now, our quad has been tuned by a mechanic and is doing an awesome job getting us from A to B. It's been a great way to see the beauty of the outskirts of Iqaluit!

Kyle's Parka: http://www.hoodlamb.com/

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

*Currently minus fifteen degrees celsius outside



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Friday, 21 October 2016

My new Scarf

   Among my mail waiting at the post office yesterday was my new gorgeous scarf*. When it came time for Mojo's morning walk, I chucked it on and headed out the door. Extremely soft to the touch and light weight, I absolutely love it. Also, it is synthetic silk which I appreciate. The quality seems to be exceptional which you can probably see through the work of my fantastic lens.

I asked Mojo what he thought, however his eyes seemed to be fixated elsewhere. haha.
*scarf graciously gifted by Sareez.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

*Currently minus six degrees celsius outside
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Monday, 17 October 2016

Adore him

The past few days have been full of exciting emotions. Yes, I will be adopting Mojo from the animal shelter here in Iqaluit. He is currently under my foster care! I already love him. Stay tuned for many more posts featuring Mojo!


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

*Currently minus nine degrees celsius outside
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Puppy in Iqaluit

  This past weekend we were invited to an amazing Thanksgiving feast here in Iqaluit. You see Kyle looking spiffy in his bow tie(which he put on because he thought it would be a source of entertainment).  Axel, an exhausted puppy in these photographs, was the star of the evening. He's too adorable to be true.

On an exciting note, it is almost confirmed that we will be adopting Mojo. He is just the sweetest, I cannot wait to have him in our home.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

*Currently minus three degrees celsius outside

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Monday, 10 October 2016

October in Iqaluit

Happy Thanksgiving to all Canadians.

This afternoon Kyle and I took it upon ourselves to bundle up once more and head out into the tundra. It's been really quite nice going on our walks when we find we both have some time off.

Ever since the first snow fall, there have been a few trickling trails of a bit more snow but nothing too remarkable. The temperature drop has been steady and easy to adjust to.

Frankly, the one thing I would like to mention in this post is how absolutely gorgeous it is here. I am so happy we made the move. I hope continual photographs will do this city some justice.


Kyle's Maui Jim Sunglasses: http://www.sunglasshut.com/ca/603429019679

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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*Currently minus one degree celsius outside


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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Pitt bull left behind

  I know I've created a few posts on Mojo now (here and here). I thought it might be appropriate to bring up how he ended up under the foster care of our friend. Basically, the family he knew was not able to take him down south because there was a Pitt bull ban where they were settling. There has been so much commotion in Montreal concerning their Pitt bull ban the past few weeks, I can only sympathise. Mojo is the sweetest, most gentle dog. It's such a shame, I'm sure he is confused as to why he had to be left behind.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2

Iqaluit's animal shelter: http://www.iqaluithumanesociety.com/
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Monday, 3 October 2016

Iqaluit Bonfires

   Bonfires seem a frequent occurrence up here in Iqaluit. For the summer at least. This may have been the last bonfire for 2016 for me. It was a great way to mingle and enjoy the company of folks that all have their own northern stories to share.

I always find fire photographs enticing.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm


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Sunday, 2 October 2016

It's snowing in Iqaluit



   Our first semi-real snow fall in Iqaluit today! Kyle and I thought it would be nice to take Mojo along with us on our walk this afternoon (he is being fostered by one of our friends). Once we got out into the tundra, we let him off his leash and boy was Mojo ecstatic!

   I mentioned in a previous post here, that I would continue to update my review of my Hoodlamb's Ladies Nordic Parka as the days got colder. It definitely kept me warm today and the faux fur trim does a great job keeping the wind from burning my face. Reviews will continue as I believe this month will really come down with snow.

   Very excited to keep the photographs coming!


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm


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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Munching on these suckers as we speak. It's pretty late into the night but Kyle is asleep and I actually am missing my mom. She used to make these all the time when we were kids. I remember being so impressed with how she printed each cookie with that fork.


I made a few tweeks here and there but pretty much the original recipe on the site. Comfort treats to the rescue! They really hit the spot.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Arctic Northern Lights


What a time to be alive. Tonight we bundled up in our parkas, took out my tripod and headed out just in time to see the northern lights glimmer and dance. I am so grateful to be able to see and experience this. Can't wait for our camping trips out here in Iqaluit!

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Monday, 26 September 2016

Iqaluit's Animal Shelter

I have been meaning to involve myself in the animal shelter here. Our friend has been fostering Mojo from the animal shelter, a beautiful pittbull (mix) and he is just the most loving creature. He came to her with an extreme broken-out skin allergic-reaction and she has done an absolute amazing job getting his coat back to being as handsome as ever.

Iqaluit's animal shelter:

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2
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Parkas for Iqaluit


There were many things to consider purchasing moving up to Iqaluit, but if there was one thing I wanted to make sure I had, it was a parka. A warm parka. Canada Goose seems to be a very popular option up here, but we thought we would look into an environmentally friendly alternative that would provide equal or similar warmth.

In the end I decided to go with the brand Hemp Hoodlamb. This is the description they give on their website:

Ladies' Noordic Parka

We made the Noordic Parka for those urban-outdoorsy women who want a tough-as-nails jacket that is form flattering and offers protection in extreme weather. Made from ultra-strong hemp herringbone fabric, and lined with our super soft SatifurTM, this parka truly strikes the perfect balance between style and function. The Noordic Parka features HoodLamb’s signature innovations including secret pockets, thumbholes, our new super luxurious “fauxy” fur trim and built-in backpack straps for easy carrying.
COMPOSITION
Shell: 55% hemp, 45% organic cotton herringbone
Lining: 20% hemp, 35% recycled PET, 45% Acrylic SatifurTM
Insulation: Organic Thermore® Rinnova Eco-lining made from 100% recycled polyester fibers from post-consumer PET bottles



I was thrilled when they were ready to be picked up at the post office this past week!

Winter is yet to come and how well this parka will endure the months ahead I don't know. Once the blizzards hit, I will do an updated review - as of now, what I know is the quality of the parka seems detail oriented and it does a great job of keeping the wind out. It is a pretty heavy parka which I very much appreciate!



Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 85mm 1.2
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Friday, 23 September 2016

Iqaluit Fog

I have not been here long but I have heard a good amount of complaints regarding fog because it causes delays in scheduled flights outbound. I understand why. Magnificent as it is, the fog here does a an incredible job masking the city in it's haze. So when I looked outside this morning, I bundled myself up, seized the opportunity and asked my camera to accompany me.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Australia to Iqaluit

 This time last year I was making my trek along the east coast of Australia. Last night I was looking back on a blog post I had written here in 2013 hinting at my desire to make it out to the land down under. Last year I made that vision come to life and spent just about a year there. I can't say everything was smooth sailing - but how important it is to visualise your ambitions and goals! I definitely learned and saw a lot, but more importantly learned how much more I have yet to learn and how much more I have yet to see!

Fast forward to now, I am here in Iqaluit preparing to embrace what it really means to be cold. How circumstances change.

If one thing, travel has always helped me gain perspective and let go of the trivial things in life.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Kitchen Garden in Iqaluit

 I've always appreciated having plants around the house.

We would love to get lots of plants and fill our home with greenery but we are a bit worried for them as winter is coming. Down south it isn't a big deal - but here, winter will bring a different set of darkness.

As you can see, I have made a little family of growing veggies on our kitchen window sill above the sink. Creepy as it may sound, they are my wee test subjects. It has been awhile since this photo was taken, the family has grown substantially since. I hope to continually log their progress here.

To prepare for the coming days of darkness we have ordered a LED plant light on Amazon. It has not come in the mail yet, but I will give a comprehensive review once it does.

This is the light that we ordered:

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Monday, 19 September 2016

Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit

The whether has not been quite as mild out the past few weeks, but before the temperature dropped Kyle and I were able to visit Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park and boy was it ever beautiful. I cannot wait to make the trek back out there once the snow falls. It will be another world of amazing.

You can visit the link below to find out more about the national park:


Sweater: http://shop.lululemon.com/

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Ruby Red


The red on these little guys was stunning. Iqaluit you cease to impress.

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm



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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Italian Espresso Maker

I have coveted my very own Italian stovetop espresso maker for so long. I found mine just before coming to Iqaluit in a thrift shop in Montreal for dirt cheap. It has since become my dearest friend with the arrival of every morning. Up here, soy lattes aren't a thing in coffee shops, so at home is where all the magic happens. To morning cups of coffee!

Italian Espresso Maker: http://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stovetop/moka-express-c-1_7_22.html

Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Iqaluit has a turquoise ocean

It's not everyday, but every so often looking out into the ocean, you catch the sea in all it's Iqaluit glory. I assume it has a lot to do with weather and the clouds permitting. I adore the teal she lets through when mother nature is in the mood. This was on our way back home Sunday after our stroll from the city to Apex.


Camera body : Canon 6D
Camera Lens : Canon 16-35mm
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