Wednesday, July 12, 2017

ABC Wednesday - New Round begins!

Today begins a new round of ABC Wednesday, from a new location.(Check here)
Be sure to check it out.

This year is Canada's 150th birthday (although I prefer Vancouver's choice of 150+ to recognize the contributions of First Nations)
I have decided to focus on all things Canada for this round, as I have been to all the provinces and territories, except for Newfoundland/.Labrador. There is so much to see in Canada and would like to share some of the big (and small) features of my beloved country.

A is for the Arctic
Forty years ago, I traveled to the Arctic to accept a taching job (my first) in a tiny native community.
In the three years I lived and taught there, I was able to visit many northern communities in the NWT - Inuvik, Aklavik, Tuktoyuktuk, Yellowknife, as well as Whitehorse in the Yukon.

Most of my photos from my time in the North are on slides, but I have a few to share:
The Mackenzie Delta from the air

Arctic Red River

1 am at 8 mile, Peel River (no flash!)

Driving on the Dempster Highway

The Beaufort Sea

It was an incredible experience. I made many friends and developed a deep love of native art and culture. My oldest son was born in Inuvik.
It was definitely an experience that shaped and changed me.


Hildred said...

That must have been a great experience for you.

Kate said...

Interesting photos, esp with the news today of the rift of a glacier in the Antarctica.

carol l mckenna said...

What an experience to have ~ lovely photos too! I wonder how it compares now ~ ^_^
Great post for A ~ ^_^

Roger Owen Green said...

sounds impressive!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

How awesome! I applied for a teaching position in Alaska in my 20s a long time ago but got no bites.

ABC Wednesday said...

Wow what a wonderful idea to share this whole round different things from Canada.... I know very little about it, never been there, so I am looking forward to all the things you will share....and teach me!

Thank you for your first entry in the new home of ABC!

Have a splendid and ♥-warming ABC-day / -week
Melody (team abcw)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I will never forget the chunks of ice floating down the Detroit river. An awesome sight for someone growing up in the tropics.

Betty said...

That must have been a wonderful experience. Like you all of our earlier experiences are on slides. I've been slowly having some of them scanned.