This is a one month extract from Gary's diary...
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3rd March 2004
|Diary Extract - 2004
I was first up. I wouldn't mind if Pingo slept on my cabin
bed, but he won't. He prefers the below freezing bare floor.
We ran on the river. I left the others resting. Most of the
22nd and yesterday were big 'sort out gear' days. Today I
made a start at organizing, into specific folders, over 5,000
digital images shot over the last 3 weeks. Of these pictures
I burnt 24 CD's of image files. So far I've backed these up
by shooting 30 exposed rolls of slide film.
Pingo ran by my side for an hour this evening.
He's here now. I look at him and know I'll miss him very much.
Willie Simon called around to see me tonight. Willie is a Gwitch'in
Indian friend. He thoroughly enjoyed viewing a few pictures
from the screen of my laptop and wasn't surprised to hear about
all the wolf activity. Willie was once a fulltime trapper. Alone
from September to March he worked a vast trap-line travelling
between log cabins he'd built. Sporadically bush pilots would
fly in to take his fur bundles.
Peter Krizan is a friend from Inuvik who runs his dogs in the
fan hitch method. We spent a couple of hours talking dogs this
The first leg of my flight left in the early hours of the morning
from Inuvik. I flew back to the UK. After the in-flight movie
the dropdown screens informed us passengers that we were at
10,600 metres, moving at over 500mph and the temperature outside
was - 52°C.
This evening I ran around Tooting Common in London, unfortunately