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26 Aug

And the delays begin. Again

Yesss… Its that time of the year. The time when I am stressing because I have been in a remote field camp for an extended period of time (nearly 7 weeks this time) and I want to get out. And I can’t… because the weather is marginally inclement, which in Russia translates as unflyable Now, […]

15 Sep

First snow for 2008

I thought being about 10 degrees further south of the arctic circle this year I would be delaying winter I would be delaying it longer (although when it arrived in Atlantic Canada style I am sure it will be with a very big snowy blanket!) However, in an almost astonishing co-incidence rather like last year […]

12 May

Dressing for the cold – or not!

It is a rather peculiar thing, but the further north you go in the world, the less people seem to wear in the cities. For me, stinging rain, sleet, a wind chill factor below zero degrees celcius (-32F) all rather suggest I dress warmly. But as I’ve roamed the streets of such northern cities as […]

16 Mar

Where Air Canada fails, someone else will succeed?!

I wish this was a tale of some young airline valiantly taking on Air Canada and winning, but its not. Its another tale of how Air Canada fails to deliver on service where others can… I think I am clearly developing issues about (former) government owned airlines (Air Canada, British Airways and Qantas leap immediately […]

01 Mar

Still adapting to a cooler climate

Goodness! The responsibilities I’ve taken on to live (as opposed to work) in a cooler climate are more than I am thought! With the (still for me) earth shattering almost need to get a car to live in North America (oh for the good old days of developed public transport), comes with it a need […]

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