Winter Soon ?

1 November 2017    4.00 PM          30 F    Sunny As is usual for me, I have watched the oncoming months with some trepidation. As previously noted, most of us like to be all tidy and organised for the onset of winter, as most outside chores become much harder, if not … More Winter Soon ?

Looking Back

4 May 2017       3.00PM       59 F    Cloudy As slowly as it arrived, our sledding season was also slow to depart. We could still run on sleds out of here until early April – without it being truly horrendous as it has been at the tail end of some … More Looking Back

Big Furry Rodents

19 April 2017        6.00 PM     51 F  Sunny Alaska is a great place to live. There are no snakes, no biting creepy crawlies – well excluding the one wee spider that isn’t even supposed to be that bad, no need to check your boots before you put them on in … More Big Furry Rodents

6, 745 Miles

12 Feb 2017    10.00 AM     -17F   Clear and sunny In May 2014, I made what I thought would be my last long run to collect dogs from JJ and Susan Bragg at Seppala Kennels in Manitoba. I’d made several trips over the preceding years, and was sure that I wouldn’t be … More 6, 745 Miles

Happy New Year

11 Feb 2017        6.00 PM     3 F     Clear and sunny Tradition has it that I post a photograph of our Happy Crew at their gate, taken on New Year’s Day. I can’t quite recall how this particular “tradition” started, and unfortunately, I forgot to take one this year. … More Happy New Year

That Time of Year

5 Nov 2016  12.00 PM     28 F   Snowing I started this entry about 3 weeks ago, when it seemed like winter was well on its way to us here and most of us were in full on panic mode trying to get everything organised before the snows arrived. The temperatures had dropped … More That Time of Year

7 Year Itch

12 August 2016        2.00  PM           65F    Overcast As us old people are fond of saying, time flies by…  when you’re the driver of a train. Oh wait, that’s the Half Man, Half Biscuit song, but the premise remains the same. Somehow, in the blink of the … More 7 Year Itch