It will be a trip I never forget.
Just last week I found myself three plane rides later standing on ground as far north as I think I will ever be. A different world from the one I know. And was it ever beautiful. One night. After none of us had had any sleep, we packed ourselves into Kate and Carsten’s car and drove out of Yellowknife until we couldn’t see the glow of the city anymore. Nothing was really happening. A few wisps in the sky. They looked more like clouds than anything. And then it happened. The colours came dancing and melting through the sky. Like a water colour painting that is still wet. Wonder is the best word that I can use to describe it. Almost as if the Universe was opening up in front of us. It made the cold and the lack of sleep disappear. We snapped a few photos and then just watched. Yelling at each other to “look over there!” as a new blast of colour and light fell through the sky. It’s a night I’ll never forget.
-Ewan (photo by me)