The Big Reveal…
1st July 2017 – Canada 150
Our magnificent Muskox was finally unveiled atop his forever rock for all to see and enjoy!! Unfortunately Kerry and I did not make it up north for the unveiling as July is one of our busiest months of the year and we were in full production mode.
Marla sent through some up-to-the-minute pics of the rock in its spot overlooking the bay and a NAILBITING video of the muskox being lifted into position on his rock. There was a slip and a definate wobble, we held our breath and I could only see as much as the small gap in my fingers would allow, it was then that I recognised the man on the controls was Newfoundland Randy and all fear was gone, mission accomplished😅👌
The sun was shining in the big blue sky, there were a few ice blocks bobbing around in the bay and zero snow on the ground, just the dusty brown rock surface of summer in the arctic. Our ‘OOOH’ moment happened when we saw just how well the muskox’ vibrant fur coat contrasted and popped with the summer landscape hues equally as well as the stark white of winter – fabulous!!
Here is a snapshot of brothers Robert & Daryl from our group sitting proudly with their Umingmak!