Monday, October 19, 2009

kangirsuk

I'm back from Kangirsuk. Above is a photograph of the town (pop. 463) seen from my plane as I approached. Had a very nice time there, although was fogged in for three days which delayed my return home. No roads, so planes are the only way in and out. Got lots of work done, met some lovely people and fed my soul walking on the tundra. It looks so barren from a distance but once you set foot on the tundra, you are transported to a rich, colourful world of rocks, lichens, mosses, and plants. Below are some photos of the town and the landscape (often in the fog). More to come...








5 comments:

lynne h said...

this tundra looks nourishing, kate. for one thing i can see that my lichen love would be wildly satisfied there. i just found out that lichen is a symbiotic relationship of algae and fungus - i had no idea! xo

Jeane said...

a very raw and beautiful place :)

Uschi said...

How beautiful these shapes of the roads together with the soft colours of the tundra and stone...like a painting of its own..and a lot of Kate-ish white :)

Leslie Avon Miller said...

This makes me home sick for Alaska....which was never quite my home but home of my grandparents and others. Beautiful. I am so glad you are sharing this experience with us.

kate said...

lynne...you and your lichen love would go wild here! And thanks for that interesting tidbit of info. I had no idea either.

jeane...well-said!

uschi...I felt like I was in a painting as I walked through that landscape.

leslie...how lucky you are to have been in Alaska. I hope you get to go back there.