Not much to report today. On the way to the airport in Rankin Inlet, I stopped by the visitor centre. It is a beautiful building with some really outstanding displays of regional animals and art. Definitely worth the stop and is within easy walking distance of the airport.
The flight back to Winnipeg from Rankin Inlet was delayed by 30 minutes, but otherwise uneventful. We were again served a meal – this time of turkey cutlet, potatoes and salad. i was again fascinated by the scene of the water and tundra below me. You can see the rock deep beneath the surface of the water and it hits home that if the water was drained away, the tundra would be massive mountains! Quite a contrast to the flat, patchwork quilt of farmland you see flying into Winnipeg. Brian and Elaine picked me up at the airport in my t-shirt fan gear (because I’m a spoiled rotten brat), and we headed back to their place in rush hour traffic. Upon arrival, we had a cheese-and-cracker snack before heading out for a walk around the neighbourhood.
We strolled down the streets and saw a couple of parks, one of which was the Bois Des Esprits that I had seen as an activity to do in Winnipeg. Someone has taken the time to carve faces into some of the tree stumps in the park and it is pretty neat. Might have to go back for a wander tomorrow.
Our walk ended at the Sugar Beach candy store…..before supper. We bought ice cream and candy of several different varieties and headed home. Then it was time to go and retrieve Night Fury from the neighbour’s place. We had a wee visit with Ben and Linda who had kindly sheltered her for the weekend while I was away in Nunavut. If I had left her there much longer, Ben might have gone out for a ride or bought a bike for himself. Never let it be said I’m not good for anything – I can be used as a bad influence!
Getting back to the house, Brian had dinner well underway and we ate on the deck out back, which rewarded us with a chance to watch the resident doe and her two fawns as they came through to munch on the trees and grasses behind the houses. What a treat!
We had a great visit, solving the problems of the world, wondering why we weren’t running it, and talking about my trip and things I might see and do from their experiences. It was a quiet, pleasant evening. Of course, we have stayed up too late so must scram ourselves to bed so we can function tomorrow! Looking forward to lunch with Patrick and Trish and seeing a couple of sights around Winnipeg.