Jennifer Wyatt is a professional musician who, after (and during!) a wonderful career as a singer/songwriter Celtic harp player, and after raising two lovely daughters (Rachael and Rhiannon) with her husband Sean, decided to go back to school and get her education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University. She was fortunate enough to do one month of her practicum in Nunavut and this is her story...
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
After I got home from school, Frances and I decided that it was too beautiful of a day to sit around inside. Cape Dorset is called "Kinngait" in Inuktitut, which means "mountain" and we decided we would try and climb to the top of the mountain that is beside the village. It looks small in pictures, but it is quite imposing in person!
We got half way up and I started to get a real feel for the "lay of the land" as they say. It seems like you're on the top of the world every time you step out the door here (and maybe we sort of are!)... There is so much sky and sun and snow.
Once we got to the top and turned around to see where the village was, I was amazed to see how far we'd come. Luckily it was still fairly warm and the trip down was a lot easier than the trip up!
Once again, I tried to capture the incredible beauty of the area, but it's impossible to give you the feeling of all that incredible expanse of snow.
We kept ourselves warm with all the hard work of walking in the snow, but our hair and eyelashes were frosted over by the time we reached home. As we neared the house Frances told me that David knew how to make a great expresso/hot chocolate drink and we decided we'd try and convince him to treat us to one before starting to make supper.