Friday, April 13, 2007


I have no pictures of Kimmirut but a couple of stories. Kimmirut is named after a jut of rock that looks like a heel. Kimmirut is inuktitut for heel. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there and seen the rock. It is as if a giant fell head first into the world and all that was left sticking out was the giants heel. Kimmirut has about a 30 foot tide and it creates an ice wall just below the heel. I wasn't brave enough to go walk out but i seen people walking along the top of it. The food the co-op hotel was excellent. You didn't ask what was for supper you made sure the cook knew you were coming for supper. I had some free time while I waited for my flight out and stoped into the community visitors center. Upstairs it is like a museum with many items that were either donated by the residence or found in the park. The park has the only trees in all of Baffin Island. They are willow trees with some of them topping out at 3 meters. Everyone that I met was friendly and welcoming the whole time I was in Kimmirut. Due to a communication error with the office I wasn't able to get out on the first flight and had to go with the second plane out that was taking cargo. That was neat it was like my own private charter. As we were leaving I hollered out '' to Iqaluit James! '' which I thought was very funny. Given the nearly vertical climb off the end of the runway I gather the pilots didn't have my sense of good humour. I realize that a twin otter aircraft can't do a vertical climb but it felt like it. :) Well that was my trip to Kimmirut. Next is my trip to Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq. Lots of pictures coming. Once again thanks to everyone who likes to read this blog and your Patience.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Ullaakkut Everyone

Sorry for taking so long to blog. I have been away a lot in the last couple of months. I have decided to talk about one or two communities a day that I had visited. It is quite a list including Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Qikiqtarjuaq, Nanisivik, Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord. The last trip I was gone for 2 weeks. I have gone from the most southern community on Baffin Island (Kimmirut) to the top of world (Grise Fiord). The most southern community in Nunavut is Sanikiluaq on an island just above James Bay. Haven't been there yet. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of Kimmirut because Michele had the camera on her trip to Yellowknife for the Canadian winter games but i have some stories. :) Tomorrow I will blog about Kimmirut and Iqaluit then Pangnirtung and Qikiqtarjuaq then Nanisivik and Resolute Bay and finally Grise Fiord. Lots of pictures from those communities. Once again sorry for not blogging on a regular basis. Busy Busy.

My brother Mark is with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and I want everyone to know he is okay and coming home on leave in less than a month before going back over. We worry a lot about him and all confess about being scared for him. I often wounder if it is easier for him over there than all of us at home. We are very proud of Master Corporal Mark Price of 2RCR and love him very much. Come home safe.