Inuvik is in Nunavut…but back then, it was called the Northwest Territories. If you drove fifty kilometers higher on the ice road – when the Beaufort Sea froze over – you would reach Tuktoyuktuk!
Other than having paid for his one-way flight out of “peach country” in southern British Columbia, Harry only had about twenty-five bucks to live on, crinkled up in his pocket. He didn’t know that rooms at the hotel would cost over one hundred dollars per night. He didn’t care: he was excited to go. He had already worked up north, years earlier, on the rigs. Adventure didn’t scare him. He knew what he could and couldn’t do, and he had faith – faith that things would work out all right.
They did work out…because of the kindness of one…
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