NUISSAT: Clouds, cover of clouds
The past several days have been cloudy and much cooler than when I first arrived. Actually this morning I woke up to a thin layer of snow on the ground, can you believe it – snow in July!
The weather serves as a reminder that I’m most certainly north of 66 degrees north of the Equator, or the latitude of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic circle is defined by the area in the Northern Hemisphere at which the sun can remain continuously above or below the horizon for 24 hours.
At almost 70 degrees north, I am certainly in a place whether the weather fluctuates often. Daily life is evidently affected by the weather, something that is so much more evident here than anywhere else I’ve lived.
Though the weather is not warm, kids still brace the cooler and windy weather to make the most of the daylight. The positive side of the cooler weather is that there are no mosquitos! Trying to stay positive and warm (as I sip my hot chocolate).