Here in Yellowknife, we’re slowly sliding back into dark nights. In June we had a 24 hour day, but that’s behind us now and we’re definitely seeing some darkness in our evenings (at least a couple of hours).
Soon, we’ll be counting how many hours of light we get rather than dark. Strange how we go from one extreme to the other. It definitely takes some adjustment.
For me, the long days affected our camping the most. It’s difficult to tell an effective ghost story when it’s not dark out. And roasting marshmallows just isn’t the same in the daylight.
Besides camping, there are no fireworks here on Canada Day, so that’s a bit disappointing. However, Yellowknife more than makes up for that with the grand finale of the Snowking Festival in March. What a show!
When friends Ray and Michelle were here to visit in July, because of the lack of visual cues, they were surprised how late it could get without them realizing. Needless to say, we had a few late nights, which was great, because it’s always good to spend time with friends. 🙂