Under sunny skies on the weekend, M and I went to Prosperous Lake Park just outside of Yellowknife.
We crossed the lake itself via a very busy ice road, a total of 14 km.
There was an ice fishing derby going on, which is why it was so busy. People were fishing, yes, but there were lots of snowmobilers, cross-country skiers and snowshoers. Dogs and kids were running around and chasing each other, very much enjoying the bright sun and warmer temperatures.
Here’s a short clip of our trip across the lake.
It was a great day; sunny, warmer, windless. We returned home very happy after all the fresh air and bright light.
When you work in the north, lots of things are different. Since you’re surrounded by snow and ice for many months of the year, you learn to make tools of them.
So, what is this? It’s a frozen lake runway. There is another nearby airport (quite a large one, actually) that’s on dry land, but here, summer float planes can become winter ski or wheel planes just off Latham Island on Great Slave Lake.