The inukshuks of Nunavut

August 20th, 2008 by Randy Jones

A while back, Kip sent a batch of photos they had collected of inukshuks they’d encountered during their travels through Nunavut. They are a manmade pile or stones that mark harbors and hunting grounds. It is also featured on the Nunavut flag, and on the Winter Olympics logo for Vancouver 2010. I’ve been waiting for a lull in the news before posting. Here is a link where you can find out more about them. Without further ado:

We left Cambridge Bay and passed another boat named Tyhina with a couple making the same journey as we are only a few weeks behind us.  The Canadian Coast Guard ship Amudsen was anchored behins us in Cambridge Bay doing Arctic research.  After leaving in sunshine we encountered some bad weather.  Shane the man just had to go out front to the bow to make a cover for the chain anchor locker which was starting to link.  As he went our a wave just happened to come along and drench him!  All had a good laugh including Shane!

2 Responses to “The inukshuks of Nunavut”

  1. Tom Gutshall Says:

    Greetings from DFW and the rainy Southeast. Denise and I are running about three hours behind schedule trying to get back to San Jose from our visit with HANDS. Heavy thunderstorms in Texas are the culprit. Great to know that you are finally through the ice (as I recall you were to arrive in Nome by August 20th??) and heading for open water. All of us are enjoying the photos and messages, and you have been the subjects of copious prayer. Denise says to pass along her greetings. She is glad that you are through the ice, and CANNOT wait for both of “the boys” to return to the office. By the way, August financials look GOOD!! Shalom, Tom G

  2. M & M Alden Says:

    As I have said before, now comes the hard part. In addition, there is a seasonal change in the Northern Pacific Ocean that occurs in September that makes the Beaufort Sea and Bering Straight the sites of some really wild weather and dense fogs. I do strongly recommend that you press on as rapidly as possible. Nome is a long way away and you will be going against the prevailing winds and seas.

    All the best. You have really done something so far. You should consider selling your trek’s memoirs to Nat’nl Geographic. They love that sort of stuff.

    Mike Alden

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