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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:04 am
 


cool...thanks for sharing that!





PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:09 am
 


Strutz Strutz:
cool...thanks for sharing that!
I have like 70 vid's,not much to do up there but take pics.The part of Canada most only see on the discovery channell.






PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:18 am
 


Just another day at the office.

Notice the otter lands on the taxi-way instead of the runway at the start of the vid.

That was my ride/flight untill the tower guy gave him shit,then it was another day in Baker as the pilot went home for a nap.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:19 am
 


Where in Nunavut is your office located Ziggy?

Thanks for sharing your videos with us, some of the scenery is spectacular! Makes me want to add Nunavut to my list of places I'd like to see for myself.

While many people I know want to vacation is places where it's hot and humid (which does not appeal to me), I've always wanted to go places like the Yukon and Alaska. Long drive from Vancouver but I know I'd probably love it.





PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:37 am
 


Strutz Strutz:
Where in Nunavut is your office located Ziggy?

Thanks for sharing your videos with us, some of the scenery is spectacular! Makes me want to add Nunavut to my list of places I'd like to see for myself.

While many people I know want to vacation is places where it's hot and humid (which does not appeal to me), I've always wanted to go places like the Yukon and Alaska. Long drive from Vancouver but I know I'd probably love it.


I was north of Baker lake which is on the northwest tip of Hudsons bay,about 60 miles south of the arctic circle for the first few years.This summer I was at discovery camp which is only a ten minute flight north of Rankin inlet.

I would love to spend a summer on the water up there as it's mostly all interconnected lakes and the fishings awesome.
Start at Churchill Manitoba and go north.The fuel would kill you though as there's been a shortage of it for the last 3 years and it's not available to the public(tourists).

Alaska's way west of me and yellowknife is also a few thousand miles west and thats where the roads stop. Most access to the northern part of Nunavut is all fly in or boat or barge.The first camp I was at had 100 klik's of all weather road built from Baker lake to the site and that's Nunavut's longest road now I believe.

All the small communities on the west side of hudsons bay are all fly in,there's no roads.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:58 am
 


ziggy ziggy:
I was north of Baker lake which is on the northwest tip of Hudsons bay,about 60 miles south of the arctic circle for the first few years.This summer I was at discovery camp which is only a ten minute flight north of Rankin inlet.

I would love to spend a summer on the water up there as it's mostly all interconnected lakes and the fishings awesome.
Start at Churchill Manitoba and go north.The fuel would kill you though as there's been a shortage of it for the last 3 years and it's not available to the public(tourists).

Alaska's way west of me and yellowknife is also a few thousand miles west and thats where the roads stop. Most access to the northern part of Nunavut is all fly in or boat or barge.The first camp I was at had 100 klik's of all weather road built from Baker lake to the site and that's Nunavut's longest road now I believe.

All the small communities on the west side of hudsons bay are all fly in,there's no roads.


I guess the reason Yukon and Alaska are top on my list is that they are on the west coast too. As strange as it sounds I've always liked the idea of living somewhere where there is isolation. Partly due from spending all my childhood summers on my grandparent's farm that was just north of Vernon. They only went into town once a week to do all errands and shopping, otherwise you didn't leave the farm. That's also why a place like Powell River (BC Sunshine Coast) appeals to me. Fly or boat in only, no road access. Beautiful little community too and really not far at all from the rest of civilization. When the weather is really bad they are cut-off though.

Are you there year-round?





PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:14 pm
 


The first camp I stayed the winter and thats the first time in 20 years they tried that.Those wall tents werent insulated and the Diesel heaters couldnt keep up,most camps up there only run from june to september but meadowbank is now a mine and they have the atco trailers in now so they run 24/7.

I was asked to go back as camp manager at Discovery where I was at this summer but that wont start untill june or july when the melt starts.

It's the place to be if you like isolation,unless you get hurt and then your prolly going to die.Nearest hospital is Yellowknife or Winnipeg.

Ya know,there's not much for scenery where i was at,no trees at all and no mountains but the sky is huge,the air is pure,the sunsets and sunrises are like nothing ive ever seen.The daily sundogs in the early winter and northern lights would all have me in awe for most of the time im up there.
We drink the water right out of the lake to,except the newfies,they heard about beaver fever so we had to fly in bottled.Theres no beavers there. :lol:

But flying from Yellowknife or Thompson Manitoba up to Rankin inlet really gives you an appreciation for how freaking huge our country is and how tough some people are to live in that environment.You can fly for hours and see nothing but white and ice.





PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:28 pm
 


We started running out of fuel beginning of last december and had it brought in the 100 miles away by Inuk's with snowmobiles and kamitak's,otters and deltas(Tundra buggys)

The otters are an amazing aircraft,the workhorse of the north and ive seen them take off and land in about 60 feet.



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:41 pm
 


ziggy ziggy:
The part of Canada most only see on the discovery channell.

How true. Discovery is favorite channel on TV. I've always been into documentary type shows and before channels like Discovery and History came around TV was boring and brain numbing.

You have great taste in music too Ziggy, your song selections work well with your footage. When I watched your video set to "Life in a Northern Town" I forgot that I was watching your "ameteur" recording. It was like any music video, in fact better because it was more authentic than what they end up putting together in a studio. Keep it up! If making these recordings gives you something to do and you enjoy it then we'll keep watching!





PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:57 pm
 


Too bad BMG keeps giving me shit for copyright infringement,like Mick Jagger is going to lose money if I use his music. :roll:

Sound's like you got the "call of the north" in you. :wink:


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