Friday, July 07, 2006

Road to Nowhere



Meet the sign that is probably stolen about as often as the one pointing out where you have to turn to get to Dildo. This was taken about a week ago. I haven't driven by there this week, but I will be honestly surprised if it's still there. It tends to "disappear" quite a bit.

I'll be updating Flickr this evening with some more pictures take around town. I'm not completely happy with the way some of them are coming out, to be honest. I'm wondering if I'm rusty or if there is a problem with the camera....

...which of course is a lovely excuse to go and buy a new digital SLR, which I've been wanting on and off for awhile now. I guess we'll see what happens in San Francisco...

4 comments:

colette said...

Are you planning on liberating one before you leave Nunavut for good?

The sign for Dildo and other communities just inside the turn-off at Whitbourne had an interesting addition to it for all of last summer.

Dildo is about 12 kms from the Whitbourne turn-off. Someone had placed " (using two pieces of white tape) next to the 12. Highways crew left it there all summer.

To whoever did that--brilliant!

Anonymous said...

The inuktitut translation say's ROAD TO THE POND and not ROAD TO NOWHERE

towniebastard said...

That's weird...I wonder why that is...

Anonymous said...

I'm not certain why the translation is off, but sometimes there are not literal words for things when converting from one language to the next. The reason it may say "Road to the Pond" though is because at the top of the road, across from the last row of buildings built is a small lake/pond, kindly called "Dead Dog Lake". You can probably guess what was discovered in the lake one day for it to get the unofficial name.