Thursday, May 24, 2007
Sorry the next picture is sideways we don't have any photo software on our computer. Hopefully the home budget will allow us a new one soon. If you look close you will see a chain running from the roof to a barrel. The barrels are full of rock. The chains and barrels are at the four corners to help keep the building from being blown off the piles in a wind storm. Now that is windy.This picture is the stink pipes coming from the bathrooms at the airport. Now that is frost. I wonder why the mens pipe has more frost on it. The way Michele gets frosty at me some days it should be the womans side that has more frost on it.
Our flight out. The planes come in towards the mountain then cut hard left to land on the runway. Memorable way to come in.
Here is the airport. You can see the pipes just behind the entrance roof.
See Michele I wasn't alone with a woman on my trip. I took this picture to prove Mike was there also. I forgot to mention that Allashuwa was a woman. Yes I did tell Michele that she was going. I thought that Michele knew who Allashuwa was.
I have only the two pictures of Resolute Bay. One is off an iceberg just of the shore. I zoomed in as best as I could. The second is taken in the council chambers in the hamlet offices. The flag post are Narwhal Tusks and the critter between them is a Muskox head. The best place to stay in Resolute is at Ozzies. Excellent large rooms and food available 24/7 great people.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Inukshuk in Qikitarjuaq
See if you can find the inushuk in this picture.
Mountains and Glacier
Glacier Stream :)
Looking up the fiord.
My favorite picture. That is a glacier coming down the mountain.
If you are ever in Qik fly back to Pang on Ken Borak air.
First Air just flies over the mountains.
Next will be Nanisivik and Resolute.
This photo is of Qik and it is looking across the harbour from the hotel.
The 2 pictures below were for fun. I find the churches here to be interesting in that they are so plain and rundown. Most seem to have been built in the 50's and 60's. The arctic dog is the national animal and is the purest bloodline of dog in the world and make for a nice picture. This one is a stray and was sitting on the beach hoping to steal a meal.
The next photo is of a bench mark survey point I stumble over at the edge of the ice. I crawl over rock, snow and ice and trip over this. Only me.
This is a picture of a crack in the ice. It is about 8 ft deep. I did learn from this experience that you do not go out on the ice and walk were there are cracks in the ice. Somehow i managed to step over a crack under the snow when i went on, but did manage to find it when i walked back. Thankfully most cracks seem to taper so i only ended up about waist deep. With a bit of wiggling and cursing i was able to get out with only my pride wounded. So this will be the last and only picture of a crack in the ice you will see on this blog.
Here is a picture of several dog teams that arrived from a different community. There was a film crew with them. I didn't find out from where.
My next posting will have the pictures from the return trip to Pang. Less talk but more pictures. Mountains, glaciers and inukshuks.