Monthly Archives: January 2011

Happy New Year!

I suppose I should put in the other photo’s I took, but wait for those in the slide show I am making.

Oh no! Another travelogue slide show? I promise – I won’t bore you too much!

I arrived back home on December 3rd – no delays returning home, only delays on the way up. No sooner than I get back home, I get a call from the boss asking me if I’d go back to replace Mike when he takes his mid-tour break. So I’ll be back in Alert in next month for 3 or 4 weeks. Three weeks if they allow a runway handover. So I will have seen the sun set (through all the cloud we had) and will view the same sun rise. This will be the 7th trip back up there. Good thing I like it up there!

So, stand by for more news & photo’s from the north.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads This blog is on fire!.

Crunchy numbers

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The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,100 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times


In 2010, there were 46 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 92 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 23mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was July 5th with 25 views. The most popular post that day was About.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for “most northern wedding”, cape belknap cemetery arctic, and dan mikkonen and roxanne get married.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


About June 2009


Heading back to the high Arctic March 2010
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Boxtop I is in the history books August 2010
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“1st Contact” September 2010


Pink Moon & the rare Arctic Pink Geese! October 2010