Friday, November 17, 2006

Ice Ice Baby!

After what seemed like an eternity, we finally have ice on the bay. It had actually started forming about a week ago and I had intended to get some pictures of it then, but with last weekend's soccer tournament and mid-terms and preparing report cards this week, plus the fact that we have a pitch-black sky by the time I am able to leave the school in the afternoon, I had to wait a few extra days before finding the time. At any rate, this is Arctic Bay in mid-November.

These pictures were taken around 1:30pm in the afternoon. We are now into the "dark season". The sun won't appear again above the horizon until the first week of February. So this is what the 24-hour darkness looks like here this time of year. See, it's not really so scarey now is it?