We followed the river towards north for about an hour, best part of it was: We drove ON the river. Frozen solid! We passed some of the most beautiful winter sceneries I've ever experienced. Everything here looks like meringue sprinkled with dark chocolate flakes :)
|It's like walking in a big scoop of stracciatella ice cream!|
|Louise, Blandina and William|
|An Inuksuk ("Like a person") is a stone landmark |
you can find occasionally on your way through the land.
Once we arrived at the desired fishing spot, the snow was shovelled off the frozen surface of the river and with the help of a motor drill a hole was cut into the ice, which was almost one meter thick! My initial worries of breaking through the ice were swept away immediately.
|We drank the fresh water directly |
from the river - ice cubes included!
|Ready for jigging!|
|Fresh catch of the day|
|I did some target shooting with William. |
He's a hunter since he was a child.
|Not too bad at all, eh? No vienna sausage is safe from me ;)|
After a thoroughly inspiring day out in the fresh air and clear skies, we packed our stuff and travelled back to Iqaluit before sunset. Believe me, I had a super sleep afterwards!!