Archive for August, 2007

Fishing Derby

To successfully attend your first Fishing Derby…

1. Dress in only 3 layers and leave your mittens at home. The weather in the north does not change FAST. You won’t lose feeling in your hands the first ten minutes out. Honest. 3 layers is enough.

2. Next be sure to pack no food in your boat so that you and everyone else is miserable when DH, the fisher king, decides to skip coming in for lunch so that he can eke out every last moment of the derby.

3. DO nearly lose the prize winning fish as DH brings it to the boat and you scoop with the net. It makes for very terse words and strained expressions which I’m sure you’ll be able to laugh about. In a few years.

4. Be certain to not fish. Your job is to keep everyone else happy and untangle hooks from children’s hair and clothing and speak through clenched teeth as situations require (see 3).

LOL. We had lots of fun at the fishing derby and came home with many prizes, but it was a chilly day. We’ve eaten all our fish for supper last night and they were tasty. NWT pike is a treat.

And more firsts!

We saw a mother black bear and her cubs on shore while we were fishing. They were rooting around and digging up the ground.


I’ve forgotten to mention that two weeks ago I saw my first NWT aurora borealis. Can you imagine? The northern lights in August. I was amazed.

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Brand New Camera

Rendezvous CayeSo a bit ago, DH was out quadding and took my camera with him in case he saw…

A. a bear,
B. a wolf,
C. a caribou or
D. all of the above.
The camera worked once after all that jostling and then the little screen in the back went kaput. You know the screen…the “Mom, Mom! Let me see what I look like!” screen? That one-NOT WORKING.

Well, I’m not blaming him (much), but it’s really hard to look through the viewfinder and take a little picture when you’re accustomed to the big picture.

So, I admit that’s a really lousy reason to buy a new camera. Why not just get it fixed, right?

Well, we’re going to, but in the meantime DH has inherited it and I’m getting a new one. One that works underwater, so that when we visit BELIZE this Christmas I can video the fish we’ll be snorkeling with when we’re not busy kayaking or canoeing through the jungles or climbing up the Mayan temples.

So, I’m getting a new camera. ;) How cool is that?

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