"Adventure is calling! You could be the next park/site manager at Tuktut Nogait National Park in the Northwest Territories."
So, given that we are currently working a five month contract as park managers, we clicked on the ad. Just out of curiosity's sake of course.
Tuktuk Nogait National Park is in Canada's Arctic.
So, doing some more research on the opportunity, I found out that you would live in the isolated community of Paulutuk, population 277, located 40 kms (28 miles) west of the park border.
You would also earn a salary of between $62,000 and $67,000 a year. But there are other incentives. You also get isolation pay of between $19,000 and $39,000 depending on if you have a spouse and/or dependents. Oh, plus a generous vacation assitance allowance of $9,000 each for you and your spouse.
But the question is...what do you do there? There are no visitor services. The place is frozen and dark (the sun doesn't rise for two full months) in the winter. It probably gets the odd visitor in the summer, but the park is huge...how would you keep track of the visitors and why would anybody care?
Your spouse might go crazy. They couldn't get a job and I guess that's why you get isolation pay for them.
Actually thought about applying, just for the experience. I don't think anybody could last up there for more than a year, although in the summer there would be some fantastic back country hiking.
Anyway, we thought it was interesting. But because it's a federal government job, look at the crap you have to go through to apply. Why do they make things so difficult???
Okay, back to the present.
We had more rain over the weekend. Things are wet! And muddy! There is a lot of work to be done over the next few days if things dry out, and although we have 60% rain in the forecast for today, things are looking dry for the next 3 days after today.
Our buddy the beaver came up on shore again last night.
Pretty landscape. All that rain has made things very green!
A beaver making his way through calm waters.
I bet you didn't now that we have white pelicans here in the middle of Saskatchewan, Canada!
Four days of heavy rain has made the lake level very high! Our rental boat dock is almost under water!
We've got a great edition of our "Blogger Interview" series almost ready for you, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. Looking forward to telling you about this interesting travel family!