A traditional turf house.
Rocks for the lower courses and
then turves above that and pushed into gaps to stop drafts.
There was an Inuit guide in the
house who demonstrated things about how people would live in
such houses (unfortunately the battery on my camera packed up at
this point and so no flash pictures of the inside). There were
lots of furs that covered the bed to lie on which gave an air of
The most striking thing was that this
I presumed worked for the museum was possibly the happiest and
most enthusiastic man at his job I have ever encountered in my
(even more so than that bloke who drove the beach bus out of
Townsville Australia though I suspect he was stoned and so
Air temp: +7º C Latitude: 70º 51' N Longitude: 53º 53' 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.