The temperature was -22 on Saturday, but it was a lovely clear blue sky, so I decided to head out on the snowmobile.
In the forest and along the rivers edge the sun was shining on the tops of the trees
On the marshes the sun was shining brightly!
On Sunday it was cloudy, but only -6 degrees, so we decided to go ice fishing.
It was also a chance for Emma to try out the new kelka I am building, so that she can come with us when we go out on the snowmobile
It’s not yet completed because I do not have enough money the buy all the materials and so the back section in made from scrap pieces of wood.
The inside is lined with reindeer skins so that it will be warm inside. I will write more about it once completed.
This was also a chance for me to try out my homemade ice fishing rod
Emma also fished and Teres made fire
We cooked coffee and grilled cheese sandwiches
I learnt a valuable lesson while fishing……I actually caught a nice sized Arctic Char, but I picked it up to remove the hook I dropped it and watched helplessly as it disappeared back down the ice hole!!!! The lesson is to move the fish away from the ice hole before doing anything with it!!!