I have come to think one of the things I miss the most about Yellowknife and the north is the lakes. I don’t think I could live next to an ocean, but a fresh water lake I’m all over. I never realized how nice it was to be able to just drive down into Old Town and be right on the shore of Great Slave Lake. There is history down there and there is this peace that comes over me when we set out on the water.
I think space may have something to do with it. There are so many lakes around Yellowknife, it is easy to escape everyone else. Sure you may come across another boat in your favourite fishing spot, but if you go a bay over you will still catch amazing fish. There is nothing like it.
My time in Yellowknife this summer was short, about a week. I’ll miss it, but I was able to get out on the Lake once. Here are some photos of the afternoon.