We've been living up in the far north for just under 2 months now, but we haven't really ventured too far from our home village yet.
But this weekend we went on a little adventure.
We paddled out to an uninhabited island to do some exploring. This is true wilderness... only you, the plants and the animals. Our more wilderness-savvy friends brought pepper spray and bear bangers, but luckily we didn't need to use them : )
Walking through the spruce forest was simply magical. The forest floor was covered in a thick, cushy layer of lichens... which felt like what I imagine walking on clouds might feel like.
Buried in that thick forest floor are all kinds of little treasures.... like the most flavourful berries I've ever tasted.
I'm so glad we finally made it out "into the bush", as the locals up here call it. We've definitely been missing out, and I can't wait to explore some more.
The weather has really shifted up here in the past few weeks.
The days are getting shorter and a lot colder (this morning it was 2 degrees celsius). But the up side to this is that we get to see the aurora borealis more clearly at night.
I hope you've had a fabulously long labour day weekend.