This is a record of my time up north in Iqaluit. As the territorial capital, Iqaluit is the largest of the 24 settlements in Nunavut and also the least populated capital city in Canada. Nunavut is one of the most remote, sparsely settled regions in the world, with a population of 32,000, mostly Inuit spread over land area the size of Western Europe, Mexico or Indonesia.
I hope you enjoy reading it, and, if you are coming to the North, you find some of it helpful. After reading the blogs of other southerners, I didn’t find any who matched my demographic. When I started this adventure I was 53, single, and didn’t have a teaching, medical or government position awaiting me. Hopefully I will have some experiences and insights that are not found elsewhere in the northern blogsphere