I’m on my way home. Just me and one other person leaving La Ronge on the bus south this morning. This week was amazing. It had its challenges, but nothing I couldn’t learn from. I am so grateful to Harriet Roy for inviting me on this adventure and for driving me around, to Sharon Hamilton for suggesting me to Harriet, to Kathy Tenold for flying, driving and walking around with me and to all the schools who invited me in. It certainly was an adventure I couldn’t have afforded to do on my own – with all the flights, Harriet says the travel bill alone was between eight and nine thousand dollars!
Harriet also presented me with a Pahkisimon Nuye?ah Library System notebook and pen and portfolio AND a USB with all the pictures she and Kathy took of my presentations. What a thoughtful gift! Again, because of privacy concerns, I can’t share the pictures of the kids with you, but I have them, to remember Thomas, and Anthony and all the others I spoke to this week. And I’ve been invited back to tour the east side of the region next year! I’m already looking forward to it.
Wollaston is a community that is built around a little bay. In the winter they use an ice road to cross, but any other time they have to drive around the end of the bay. We crossed the ice road to go to the elementary school from the airport, and drove around on the way back to the airport.
The road at the bottom, going into town, goes to Uranium City. The road leaving town, at the top, goes to Stony Rapids. The ice road to Uranium City is only open from about the middle of February to April 1, so in March they (U City) have to have all their fuel for the year trucked in. There’s an estimate you don’t want to be too wrong on!
Here’s the only kind of bird I saw on the trip. But they grow them big up there!
Thanks for letting me share my excellent adventure with you!