It officially has been almost 4 months now that we have been back in Baker Lake, Nunavut from when we completed our year off/leave/sabbatical and from our time being on our boat. It is amazing how quickly time has flown and it feels like the time we spent on the boat was so long ago.
As soon as we arrived in Baker Lake, we were back into the swing of things with work and it feels that we never left. I got back to work and was given pretty much the same projects that I was working on when we left in April of 2014; it was practically the same for Rob as well. Further, both of us have been travelling none stop for work. Rob left 4 days after our arrival and travelled for 2 weeks to Chesterfield Inlet, and Repulse Bay, and then in late May to Coral Harbour to help the officers get the offices organized and do station inspections. I left two weeks later and travelled to Cambridge Bay to get re-acquainted with the staff from my organization, and then a few weeks later to travel to Iqaluit for meetings. Poor dogs, they were just getting used to having us back!
We even moved twice in the last 4 months as the original apartment we were provided with was too small to work out off (I work from home for my organization), and it was not good for the dogs.
Yes, we have been very busy and still wonder where the last 4 months have gone. We do miss our boat and the simple life we had while we were on her, but we’re also happy to be back in the north enjoying the land, nature, and the people, but have discovered that nothing much has changed related to the politics of our jobs which we did not miss at all! ~Sophia