Wednesday, June 11, 2008

In the Arctic Circle

It is bright and sunny in Inuvik at noon. And will remain so till midnight and beyond, I am told because this is the land of midnight Sun and the June is the month when there is 24-hour daylight.I am feeling slightly disoriented, jet lagged and fatigued. Staying at the Aurora Research Institute.

Inuvik is located inside the Arctic circle, it is Canada's Northern most town with a population of just about 3000 people. Right now a petroleum industry conference is on the town. you can hardly find any people or cars on the street. It is a quiet place.

Looking forward to fly to the Amundsen icebreaker tomorrow morning on a chartered flight.

Btw, I bought heavy duty boots from a military surplus store in Toronto for 97 canadian dollars and a Parka that the store guy said will keep me warm till minus 25 or so...

2 comments:

Biman said...

Dinesh,
Canada's Northwest Territory is one of the most sparsly populated places on Earth. So it must be a really quiet place, as you mention. A visit during mid-winter would have given you the chance to witness brilliant auroras. unlike the mid-day sun now.
Would expect your next post from Amundsen.
Biman

maanvi said...

Hey!
Inuvik seems like a beautiful place. Even edmonton seems great. You must be having a fabulous time! Waiting eagerly to hear more and see more.