Thursday, June 26, 2014

June 14–Dempster Highway, Day 7–Community Greenhouse

Another dreary, rainy day.  I did hear someone say they had been having very ‘hot’ days so the rain was appreciated.  We stayed in until mid afternoon when we made a stop at the library for Wi-Fi  before going to dinner at the MacKenzie Hotel.  We both ordered the Arctic char.  I had never heard of it, but it was very good – somewhat like salmon.

At 3:45 p.m., it was 38 degrees outside! 
Before 9/11, children from outlying areas came to Inuvik for school and stayed with local families.  It was decided flying the children in and out of here was no longer a safe idea so each community now has its own school.  With the drop in the number of students, the local hockey rink was no longer used.  Instead of razing it, they turned it into a community greenhouse.  A tour was given this evening – though we were just let into the building to look around with no tour.  There is a $25 membership fee and each plot is $50 to rent for the growing season.
The gardens held a variety of veggies and some flowers.

It was good to come back to the camper to get warm!!





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