Yesterday was another Nunavut first for me… I walked home from work in less than complete darkness!
Almost two months ago when I first arrived, the sun set just after 2pm and it was dark by 3pm. While a lot of people find the dark hard, I didn’t find it that bad. That said, I am glad to have missed the worst of it (December’s four hour days).
Last night when I left work, the sun was setting. Not yet set, but setting. The whole city was a pastel painting of blues and pinks and purples.
The sun is rising around 5:30am now, which makes the walk in to work sunshine-y and warm (for Iqaluit).
I’m walkin on sunshine… and don’t it feel good! (Gotta love Katrina and the Waves…makes every blog post better)