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Ilulissat, Greenland, Knud Rasmussen Museum

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 phrase:

"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.

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