Spring in New Iceland

Spring has finally arrived, here in New Iceland! It’s been a long cold winter. Lots of snow. Lots of icy roads and drifting snow. Now we just need enough rain for the farmers to prosper. It’s not a sure thing Read More …

A Seasonal Tour of Lake Winnipeg

Lake Winnipeg is a large and scenic lake in central Manitoba. It borders the Manitoba Interlake, a region defined as the area between Lakes Manitoba and Winnipeg. It’s a scenic place to spend some time.  A Few Fun Facts! Here Read More …

Exploring the Backroads of Manitoba

When you travel on the backroads of Manitoba, you really can go to the “Back of Never”. A country drive off the main roads consists of miles and miles of gravel roads – if you are lucky! Otherwise, it’s mud Read More …

Icicles on the Beach at Matlock

A Photo Essay about Icicles… Nights are long in winter and the sun sets early around here in December. The weather has not been what we are used to – instead of subzero temperatures, we’ve been enjoying balmy, almost spring-like Read More …

Ghost Stories of the Interlake, Pt.1

The Story of Betsy Ramsay’s Grave Icelanders (and Scandinavians in general) have a long tradition of supernatural  ghost stories. Some of the stories from Iceland are about ghouls and apparitions, including the sinister dragger og afturgöngur (ghosts and the living Read More …