Have you lived in a place where almost all transportation is over water - half the time on liquid water (in small boats) and the other half on frozen ice.
Heavy construction and mining equipment can only be transported on massive trucks - only when the the arctic is frozen. Every year freeways are built on ice fields all over the arctic circle and action begins... it’s an intense race against time and nature.
Every year, the duration for ice for safe transit is shrinking as winter is shorter and warmer... ice is weaker and thinner and lasts fewer months.
The warming weather is effecting human and polar bear existence in the far north.
Except humans can move south.
What about the polar bears?
"You must go on adventures to find out where you truly belong."
With my decision to go off the path and follow my heart to a new adventure I definetly found out where I belong.
I enjoyed every single day! Its been 307 days since I arrived. Every day became a special day. If it was the good morning of a kid with a smile or the dog coming over wiggling his tail and want cuddles, the sun shining through the clouds, the sparkling water, the fresh wind, the leaves turning red, then braun, then they came off and the winter with his magic shine came, the snow looking like glitter, being able to experience -45°C, going dogsledding, seeing the excitement of the puppies, being able to escape of everything on the lake, having km's nothing in front only white, every moment was special! Every second wonderful! One of the main reasons that I had such an incredible time is having all those amazing people around me! Yellowknifers are helpful, happy, lovely, great, nice and always smiling.
Thank you to everyone who made my stay here amazing and definetly unforgettable!
One day I will come back!
I will miss all of my dogs, all the smiles, the sun, the landscape, Yellowknife!
Thank you for giving me the best experience in my life so far! ❤