I was up in Yellowknife for a Geology conference/workshop and had a great time. A highlight of my visit was borrowing a kayak from Greg Loftus of Tundra Sails (http://www.tundrasails.ca/), distributor for Pacific Action Sails ( I had bought one earlier this year) and heading out for a couple of padddles on Slave lake. There was still quite a bit of ice on the lake, though it was disappearing quickly, which made for interesting paddling. One of the neatest things was hearing the tinkling of the “candled” ice as my wake went past it. I went for a longer solo paddle on the first evening and went round both islands. On the 26th I joined 3 colleagues in a canoe (Eileen, Christy and John) and we paddled around the smaller island.
25th: 7.5 km, 4 NM; 26th: 5 km, 2.3 NM
YTD 340 km