Our day in Ilulissat was grey and
overcast so I headed to the museum named after Greenland's most
famous son, Knud Rasmussen. The museum was once the vicarage and
is Rasmussen's birthplace. His take on life is summed up by the
"Give me winter, give me dogs,
and you can have the rest".
Knud Rasmussen died at the age of
54 having contracted food poisoning from a Greenlandic delicacy
- pickled auks. They weren't pickled in vinegar or something
sensible but were actually semi-rotten, it seems a bit of an
understatement to say he must have eaten a bad one.
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.