Category Archives: Travel

Finally, a quilt for the cabin: Garden Party by Blackbird Designs

I finished this quilt just in time to give it a good test drive during a short camping trip to Jasper National Park last week! It’s so much fun having a quilt to photograph when you’re camping! This particular project … Continue reading

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We Arrived!

When we left the Yukon to pursue a new life as early retirees 17 months ago, our plan was that we would return for at least one month every year. Except for that first year. Mr. C travelled back and … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway, Whitehorse to Watson Lake one year ago today

One year ago today I drove away from Whitehorse, embarking on a solo journey down the Alaska Highway in -30 something temperatures. I stopped along the way to take some photos and jot down some poems. Here is that post. … Continue reading

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Going for a Walk

Would you like to take a walk around the neighbourhood with us? I’ll take my camera and snap a few pics along the way. 🙂 Samson is in charge. Which way shall we go today? Right or left? Samson chooses … Continue reading

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The Australia Quilt (part 1)

In April, 2010, Mr. C and I traveled to Australia. To buy some fabric. Well no, actually. We went so that Mr. C. could fulfill a life-long dream of doing his astronomy thing under the Southern Night Sky. But of … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway: Watson Lake to Fort Nelson December 3, 2013

Day 2 Driving the Alaska Highway Contact Creek Lodge just outside of Watson Lake: Contact Creek has the cheapest gas on the highway: Somewhere between Watson Lake and Muncho Provincial Park (if you’re viewing through email, you’ll need to go directly to … Continue reading

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Alaska Highway: Whitehorse to Watson Lake, December 2, 2013

Day 1:                         This is the Alaska Highway: At 10:45 in the morning my car’s thermometer is pegged at-30: as low as it will go. I do not know … Continue reading

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Looking forward…

I didn’t depart today as planned. The weather forecast wasn’t acceptable. Tomorrow looks much better. If I had left today, I would have been driving into a storm warning. The storm will have passed by the time I leave tomorrow … Continue reading

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Walking in Whitehorse: the Millennium Trail

Take a walk with me today! The Millennium Trail is my favourite Whitehorse walk. Starting at the S.S. Klondike, it follows the Yukon River in a 5 km loop, crossing the river at the Whitehorse Dam. It takes about an … Continue reading

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Lets go to…Norway!

Well, my Introduction to the Circumpolar North course has ended, and … insert drum roll here… I got an A+. Yup, you read that right! A Plus!!!! Whoooeee! In honour of this remarkable achievement, let’s brew ourselves a cup of glögg … Continue reading

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Let’s go to Finland!

As you may know, I’ve been taking a Northern Studies course (Introduction to the Circumpolar World) and since I love textiles, quilts, knits and all things that require stitches to make, I thought it would be fun to tour around some of the … Continue reading

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