The hamlet of Pond Inlet is a bit
grim to look at I'm afraid, built in industrial estate chic in a
limited palette of drab colours. I guess it's all shipped
probably in pre-fabricated and then erected. There are big gaps between the buildings
partly due to reducing fire risks, if one catches fire in the
winter when there is a distinct lack of water in liquid form,
very dry air and possibly a breeze to fan the flames, then
there's not much that can be done other than to stand and watch
until it goes out. A big gap to the next building means that the
fire is less likely to spread.
Air temp: +6º C Latitude: 72º 42' N Longitude: 77º 59' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.