Oneg In The Arctic
Stories from the TRUE NORTH with a side of humour, adventure, good food, and snowy poetic dreams
When You're Craving Tuktu
Ever had your lunch frozen, a little furry, and on a piece of cardboard before? Well let me tell you, it is DELICIOUS. A little salt, soy sauce, or even some onions in butter, and you have yourself a scrumptious meal ready to be butchered into chunks. If this sounds like your ideal dinner date, or just a typical Tuesday with a twist, read on.
The Arctic 'Bus' Route
Back in September of 2018, I had embarked on a move of a lifetime from urban Toronto to a small island in the Arctic Cirlce: Iglulik, Nunavut. For those who do not know, the province of Nunavut is geographically right above the province of Ontario. Yet to get from one to the other—specifically to Iglulik Island—I needed to take three separate planes, one of which landed for a quick "pit stop." This was a full day journey with absolutely no guarantee that once you're in the north, the plane will land where it is supposed to. From Toronto, to Ottawa, to Iqaluit, to Hall Beach, and finally to Iglulik, the full day adventure was exhausting but filled with magnificent landscapes.