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...
Sunday, March 27, 2011
More gorgeous scenery
I don't know why people didn't rave about how gorgeous Cape Dorset is. It has been one incredible day after another and thankfully Frances shares my love of hiking, so we've been able to explore together.
As if my Saturday hadn't been busy enough already with all the activities at the schools, Frances and I decided to go out for another walk after the penny sale.
We managed to walk for quite a while- it was so sunny and even though there was a wind, we managed to keep warm. The mountains are so beautiful and we ended up quite high up with a great view of the island.
We walked up through the town and then back again on the skidoo trail, so there was lots to see. We passed the little Anglican church and the graveyard. I would like to go to church one Sunday even though it is apparently all in Inuktitut. I think it would be really interesting.
As we finished up our walk we came across some more kids sledding. It looked like a lot of fun. I'm hoping I'll get a chance to try that too one of these days.
Our Saturday finished up with a wonderful home cooked meal at Cecile and Betty's (the high school principal and his wife)... we talked and laughed until quite late, then I tumbled into bed. I can't believe how much I'm packing into each day- I thought I had to bring lots of things to occupy my time, but it seems like I'm busier here than I am at home! I am going to make supper tonight, but this afternoon we are hoping to either go out for another walk or maybe even a skidoo ride- the time is just flying by.