a cold one


What is the underlying meaning of the red part?

I have made an impression on this first group of Inuit people. My arrival to arctic Cananda was a cold one( one means arrival????), but I'm warmed thinking of the events that will someday be stories to tell.
  • panjandrum

    Occasional Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I think you're right, bosun.
    It almost certainly refers directly to the temperature, especially given the context.

    (In another context it might suggest that the writer had not been welcomed very enthusiastically.)
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