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Advice that might be useful to people contemplating moving to the North.

Preparing to move

Deciding in June to relocate to Iqaluit has not been a smart move. No store has winter items on display. I trolled back through the MEC catalogue for X country ski clothing and all the links were broken. So, if you want to come to the North, allow yourself time to purchase clothing when the stores have their winter apparel displayed.

Spontaneous Adventurer 1    Common Sense 0

Having said that, the nice people at Trailhead scoured their basement and I am now the happy owner of a Canada Goose Expedition jacket and some face masks and gloves which would not look out of place at a bank robbery or in a Jason movie.

I still have the sealift to sort out for 28 June but everything is slowly coming together. Here are some pictures of Sarah’s pictures of her sealift from her blog Sarah on the Road. She already had her personal effects, so this was just a re-supply (approx. $5,000) for the coming year to avoid having to pay inflated store prices. How inflated? That’s a topic for another day.