Old Crow

The remote village of Old Crow is the only community inside the Arctic Circle (in the Yukon and North West Territories of Canada). It was established in the early 1900s when some families permanently settled there. It was named after Chief Deetru’...

Harmonica

As with many teenagers, I had dreams of becoming a musician. Back in Poland, the romantic songs of Marek Grechuta, the rock band Czerwone Gitary, and the haunting melodies of Czesław Niemen had a huge impact on me.   My musical inspirations continued in Canada. In the...

Into the wild

I left home in the summer of 1980, assuring my parents that I would return to Vancouver in the autumn. I told them I would be camping for the summer with friends. However, I kept secret that those friends would drive me all the way into the Yukon Territory from where...

Preparing for the journey (3)

In 1979 I graduated from high school and was both physically and mentally ready to embark on an adventure to the Yukon. However, such an expedition needed a lot of money for provisions and “survival” equipment (namely the Winchester rifle, expedition...
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