…means cozing up under a blanket with your loved one, reading books, watching lots of movies and taking the dogs for short walks on the tundra. Rob’s top movies to watch in the dark dead of winter are; John Carpenters ‘The Thing’ (both movies), ‘The Grey’, ‘White Dawn’, and ’30 Days of Night’.
The sun now rises at 9:45 in the morning and sets at round 2:45 pm in the afternoon. As winter continues, the days will get shorter but we won’t loose the sun like some other communities further north. Baker Lake, being at the 64º latitude still gets a bit of sunlight throughout the arctic winter. When we lived in Cambridge Bay (being at 69º latitude), we would only get about about 3 hours of twilight (YES twilight, but not the vampire movie series) from mid-November to mid-January. Once the sun did finally come out it was a lovely site to see. People start coming out of their homes, more kids are playing outside and the cold weather (still at -40ºC) does not feel so bad! The symbol on Canada’s weather website for Cambridge Bay should tell you all! – Sophia & Rob