Saturday, December 02, 2006

I ate seal last week. It tastes almost exactly like it smells. Mamartuk

And I finally tracked down some photos of this beautiful place. What follows is a brief photo essay of what it's like to live up here. I haven't included any photos of my students, but promise to after Christmas.

When you fly into Kangirsujuaq, you get to see a magnificent fjord surrounding Wakeham Bay's deep blue waters.

The village itself is surrounded by small mountains, upon which grow beautiful flora and whose peaks people have built impressive inukshuks.

Some views from the surrounding mountains.

When the sun shows it's face, which seems to be rarely, it is between 9:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The short days have forced me to buy very expensive full-spectrum lights to simulate the sun's rays and stave off the fatigue caused by the darkness.

This is my little girl Igaak shortly after I adopted her. Since then, she has grown considerably, and looks completely different.

Finally, Sophie and I.