Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

The streets in Baker Lake are generally empty and quiet with occasional roar of a snowmachine or rumble of an ATV or vehicle.

Walking along the road

Walking along the road

They only get very busy in the mornings when everyone is going to work or school, in the evenings when everyone returns home, at lunch time when most people go back home for lunch (we get an hour off for lunch) and around the two stores in town.  ‘Rush hour’ lasts about 5 minutes and our commute to work is 10 minutes, walking!  We love it.

Northern Store - one of two stores in town

Northern Store – one of two stores in town

A snowmachine trail behind the high school

A snowmachine trail behind the high school

Also, Baker Lake, like many other communities in Nunavut, don’t have paved roads but are made out of crushed gravel.  This makes for very interesting roads.  In winter, they turn icy with the snow and can be very dangerous (we have learned to do the penguin shuffle across icy sections).  In summer, it can get very dusty with all the vehicles. ~ Sophia

Street towards the water

Street towards the water

Empty road after work rush hour

Empty road after work rush hour

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3 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

  1. and we thought it was cold up here in the mountains of North East Oregon! 🙂

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