Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midnight Sun Motorcycle Poker Run


Last week I had a great opportunity to test my photography skills with a group of motorcyclists in Yellowknife, NWT on the longest day of the year, June 21st.

Their event was called "Midnight Sun Motorcycle Poker Run" and was organized by the NWT Rider's Association, www.nwtra.ca. Starting and finishing in broad daylight from 11:30 PM until 2:00 am, the weather did not disappoint. Here are a few pictures, followed by a video for you to check out. Enjoy!

June 20, 2011 - 11:30 PM

The start of the ride, past Frame Lake with the City skyline in the background.

"Sunrise" at 1:30 AM

The final rest stop of the evening at approximately 2:00 AM. 



Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Go or No Go?

Tim Dawg
Wow, it is expensive to travel with pets these days! I am hoping on Air North in Whitehorse to connect with Canadian North in Edmonton to go home to Yellowknife and just looked into the cargo rates for pets.

My airfare alone will be $322.36 (I have a $100 voucher), one way from Whitehorse to Yellowknife. On top of that the cargo rate, per airline is at least $100. So is the extra $250 worth it to bring my favorite pooch on the Dempster?

I'll have to think about this one for sure, but I think the answer is going to be no for now. My dog Tim is 10 and a half years old, so I thought this would be a great trip for him and amazing to cross the Arctic Circle with him, but for $250 to bring him back home afterwards? (If you remember, Alex and I are driving to Whitehorse, but he's heading back to Yellowknife on his own to go back to work).

I'll have to think about this and ask my travel buddies.