Winnipeg to Sanikiluaq

by Stuart And Barbara Robertson November. 03, 2019 142 views
Flying north from Winnipeg. This is to be my last work trip to the Arctic. I have very mixed feelings about finishing. We are flying here over Portage Ave in the west end of Winnipeg and over the Assiniboine River.

Flying north from Winnipeg. This is to be my last work trip to the Arctic. I have very mixed feelings about finishing. We are flying here over Portage Ave in the west end of Winnipeg and over the Assiniboine River.

The Red and the Assiniboine Rivers meander through town. The straight line at the top of the photo is the Spillway to prevent flooding of the city. It carried water from the south around the city to the north. Now it seems quite full.

The Red and the Assiniboine Rivers meander through town. The straight line at the top of the photo is the Spillway to prevent flooding of the city. It carried water from the south around the city to the north. Now it seems quite full.

The flat prairies east of the city. Minimal snow left here after the big storm a few weeks ago. We climbed through the cloud and saw nothing until near landing

The flat prairies east of the city. Minimal snow left here after the big storm a few weeks ago. We climbed through the cloud and saw nothing until near landing

Arriving at the Belcher Islands in Hudson’s Bay. Most of the islands are uninhabited except for the hamlet of Sanikiluaq (pop 800)  near the north end of the islands. Hudson’s Bay seems far from frozen but the water is always very cold. Sorry the plane window was so dirty. Hard to get a good photo

Arriving at the Belcher Islands in Hudson’s Bay. Most of the islands are uninhabited except for the hamlet of Sanikiluaq (pop 800) near the north end of the islands. Hudson’s Bay seems far from frozen but the water is always very cold. Sorry the plane window was so dirty. Hard to get a good photo

Coming into land. Some snow but not a lot. This really is desert-like with little snow. And it is around -2C, so not particularly cold

Coming into land. Some snow but not a lot. This really is desert-like with little snow. And it is around -2C, so not particularly cold

The view from the front door of the medical clinic where I will be working for 10 days. The quad vehicle is most useful here

The view from the front door of the medical clinic where I will be working for 10 days. The quad vehicle is most useful here

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Loucy Deatley 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Stuart...what a gift you and Barbara have given for so long. And we, so less industrious than the two of you, remain admirers.

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Stuart And Barbara Robertson Replied to Loucy Deatley 2 months, 2 weeks ago

We are so blessed to have certain skills which allow us to help others. But you two also are very giving and contribute to bettering this world we share. Admiration runs in both directions. Wish we were living closer so we could share our friendship more often. But life remains rich

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