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SUMMER LIFE


Kevin Quinn shares a glorious Great Slave sunset. A World Apart


Slowing down while sailing on Great Slave Lake


that takes years to fully explore. You don’t have to go far before there’s no cell service and no Internet. If you go farther still,


O Abigale Coad, on a shore run.


there’s no Coast Guard radio coverage either. For emergencies and weather forecasts, smart sailors keep a SAT phone on board. This is part of the beauty of sailing “the big lake” (one of the world’s largest): you have to slow


down. You’re disconnected from the high-speed, instant-response demands of text messages, cell phones and email. You pay attention to the world around you. And what a lovely world it is!


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ne of the surprising characteristics of Yellowknife is just how fast-paced life is in a community of roughly 20,000 people. There are many more things to do than time to do them. Life sure is busy! Sailing on Great Slave Lake offers a quiet counterpoint to the bustle of city life. The lake — especially its East Arm — is a beautiful, unspoiled sailing destination


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