Tonight at the Legion Hall was Robert Burns night — a tribute to the famous Scottish bard.
The Legion’s volunteers had a very special list of ingredients sent by plane to Inuvik — including the material for haggis: the heart, lungs and liver of a sheep cooked with oatmeal and boiled in its own stomach.
It was delicious.
Robert Burns night is equal parts serious tradition and silliness. After all, the main course is brought in with a near-military reverence and a bagpipe escort.
When it gets very cold, there is an ice fog which covers the town.
Sometimes you can only see down the street.
This bird was staying close to the heat vents on the Sir Alexandre Mackenzie School, when temperatures dipped to -40 celcius this week.
This was recorded around 7pm, walking on Mackenzie street. Note the swirling patterns on the pavement.
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Here is the sun returning over Boot Lake, with a pink sky. This image was taken during my lunchtime walk to the post office, around 1pm.
Tuktoyaktuk recently had an igloo-building contest for its sunrise festival.
This “family-size” igloo was declared the winner, because it was the closest to the traditional shelters which have been used here for thousands of years.
As you can see, an Igloo is very hard to spot from the outside. However, the thin walls allow light to filter into a pleasing blue light.