Brought to you by the letters R* & U*…

As a Ryerson University Grad, you might have been expecting a post about Ryerson University, sorry to  disappoint … but  *R= Rain, Rain Boots, Rain Jacket…. *U= Umbrella-ella-ellas  (only if the wind isn’t too high to blow it inside out…if that is the case, well you just end up looking like a sopping wet mess!)

So if you haven’t already guessed, this past week has been a WET week here in Pang!  Which is really fun when you walk to and from work 4x a day—and it’s a 15min walk!  (although I must admit, I did get a few rides along the way, and sometimes a passing car would stop to pick me up!) Honestly, it wasn’t that bad–I learned a few things though–take a SPARE pair of DRY pants with you to work so you can get out of your soggy crazy jeans… (but that only happened one day…) Moving right along… because of the crazy amount of rain…the Duval river is RUSHING…and other ‘rivers/streams’ have sprung up all over town!  I’m actually kind of glad for NOT driving–bc of the POTHOLEs… (here I thought WINNIPEG was BAD!)’s a bumpy ride for everyone in their vehicles, making some cautious drivers, move along at a snail’s pace… (which I passed walking!)  After getting back into the swing of things, walking is good…before I end up rambling on some more… I’ll give you some photos from the week!

The next few photos were taken on Tuesday, on my way back to work after lunch!

“Oh, Hello sea-lift barge”…

“What? you can only unload a few containers and some of the vehicles”…

“Emergency? you don’t say, Greenland?! Hmmmm this is a bit odd, even for the north!”….

“I suppose I’ll see you next week, and the people have crates will be very happy to see your arrival!”  (my sealift arrives at the end of August…)

It was just enough of a tease for some people in town that were organized enough to get on the FIRST barge of the Season!
Moving right along… another view of the road and the beginnings of the pothole madness… random fact: there are no named roads here in Pang…Yes, I live in a place where the streets have no name! (but I don’t think Bono was talking about Pangnirtung when he made that song!?)
Despite the cloud rolling in…. Pangnirtung takes my breath away!
Crossing the Duval River (since has at least doubled if not tripled the amount of water running–depending on the weather this weekend, I’ll take a photo for you to see)… I was able to catch the cloud/fog roll in and just hover over the houses…
The final 3 photos… were taken tonight…it warmed up today(at one point Environment Canada listed Pang as 20C)–but it’s been windy, and the cloud is not looking so nice…reports of crazy waves, and winds in the Cumberland Sound… I think it’s a good weekend for bunking down—unless the weather changes again!

The first photo taken from my back door… shows Mt. Duval can you believe in 2009 I climbed that thing like 3 times? (seriously, not sure what I was thinking…I guess I was in better shape!?)

The water on the Fiord doesn’t look so happy… there was a wind starting to howl as well…Looking towards Auyuittuq National Park… its a view that I won’t get tired of looking at!

If you wanted to see more about Pang–check out the awesome website for the Hamlet!  The starting page, has an awesome view of the whole community…

Wishing you a super, awesome, fun and safe Long-Weekend!!! Hope you find your own adventures…

Edited to add:

P.S. Just after I hit POST… guess what started? the RAIN!!!

About SarahontheRoad

This blog is a spot to record my adventures in life while living where ever I may be!

Posted on July 29, 2011, in Pang, walk in the 'hood, weather woes. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Sergey(Israel)

    Hi Sarah,

    The pics are, as usual, amazing! Pang looks like an island resort in foggy coastal-Alaska :))))

    And the rain? That’s terrific!! I wish we had some…here in Israel, the rainy season ends in April and doesn’t begin at least before the beginning of November. And not to mention the temps around here…:-( Oh…how I hate the summer here!! You just won’t believe…

    You should really enjoy this time of the year!! Then the snow will come, and you won’t see rain for a very long time I guess…=)



    • sarahontheroadagain

      …yep, at times the fog is pretty awesome! (unless you are trying to leave, and the flights are all cancelled!!)… I don’t mind the snow… you don’t get WET when you walk in it… this amount of Rain is really odd for this part of the world… I suppose it’s just part of the “global warming” thing—Hope you get some rain soon!!! 🙂 S

  2. Nice shots! The rain (and wind) have been reeking havoc on Nick getting out. He won’t be home tonight as planned… Hopefully he’ll can make it tomorrow. Anyway, Where is your house? Are you be the arena/health center area??

    • sarahontheroadagain

      Ug… hope he gets out sooner than later!!! A co-worker came in on Thursday night—and crazy landing..but awesomely funny in the way he related the story!

      My house? it’s up behind the schools…just behind the playground~

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