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Deep in the Lair of the Perpetually Curious Fox

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Blanchet Island, East Arm of Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories. 15-16 August 2015 PART I

Went out for a camping/fishing/stargazing trip to Blanchet Island, located at the East Arm of the Great Slave Lake. Never been that far east on the lake before - the geology and vegetation are distinctly different from Yellowknife.There are also fossils of stromatolites there!

Took the Twin Otter there ....
We're actually leaving, in these photos ... couldn't get a footage of us arriving when we are still in the plane, now, can we?
THAT is a piece of stromatolite!
And THIS is me holding dinner...
Which he caught.
I didn't do too much exploring/hiking as my back was a bit messed up that day. So it was mostly fishing, and looking at rocks, and napping, and snacking.... while waiting for the night show to start .. about nearly 11ish pm, all the way to 3ish am, when the sky starts to get too light to see the colours well.

The photos are a bit blurry, as I didn't have my tripod or remote shutter release with me that night (absent minded, much?), and towards the end the lenses were so fogged up with condensation. But the effect it had on the photos just made it more surreal.                                                                   

Considering the limitations, the photos came out spectacularly well. I am chuffed that I managed to capture some of the rarer colours (reds, purples). Haven't come across Oranges yet - it's Mythical Status yet to be debunked.

Glowsticks and Auroras = fun

Next time it will be multiple glowsticks going in all directions!

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I only act my age (about 5, mentally) when I'm camping

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