Archive for June, 2008

On the Road – First Night in Tilting, Newfoundland, June 29, 2008

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Eastern Mennonite University students

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A rock called The Devil’s Heart

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Liza gets ready for bed…

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Maggie doesn’t

On the Road – Arches Provincial Park, Newfoundland, June 28, 2008

Arches Provincial Park, Newfoundland

Maggie, wrapped in a blanket, explores the rocky landscape at Arches provinical park.

Arches Provincial Park, Newfoundland

Arches Provincial Park, Newfoundland

Arches Provincial Park, Newfoundland

On the Road – A Morning in Raleigh, Newfoundland, June 28, 2008

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Waking up in the tiny bunkhouse

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Our guide, Noah Smith, shows us the old root cellar.

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Burnt Cape Ecological Reserve is home to numerous rare plants and Big Oven Cave.

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Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

A student looks over the water at the Raleigh Historical Fishing Premises.

Raleigh Historical Corporation, Newfoundland

Dressed in historical garb, the women of the Raleigh Historical Corporation bid us farewell.

On the Road – An Evening in Raleigh, Newfoundland, June 27, 2008

Raleigh, Newfoundland

An evening at Raleigh Historical Corporation, a restored historical fishing village on the Northern Peninsula.

Raleigh, Newfoundland

A hearty meal of caribou stew and fish ‘n’ brewis.

Raleigh, Newfoundland

A lamplit night in the bunkhouse

Raleigh, Newfoundland

On the Road – Last stop on the Northern Ranger, June 27, 2008

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The Northern Ranger docked in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut en route to Goose Bay, Labrador

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The deck of the Northern Ranger

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Resting on deck before the flight to Newfoundland

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We met Bertha last summer in Rigolet. She showed us amazing hospitality when we were complete strangers. We had the good fortune to meet up with her again on the ferry from Rigolet to Goose Bay.

On the Road – James Andersen, Photographer, June 26, 2008

Jim Anderson in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut

James Andersen (known affectionately as Uncle Jim) has been documenting the isolated town of Makkovik for more than 30 years. Recently, The Rooms Provincial Museum in St. John’s sponsored a retrospective of his work. We had the honor of meeting Jim last summer, and we had a chance to reconnect briefly on our ferry stop in Makkovik.

On the Road – Lena's Family in Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, June 26, 2008

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Three generations: When the Northern Ranger stopped in Makkovik, Lena invited us to meet her family.

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As a child, Lena’s grandmother came from northern Quebec to Labrador via dog sled.

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Lena’s mother

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Lena

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Lena’s grandparents were Inuit folk singers

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Lena’s sister Juliette

On the Road – The Northern Ranger to Postville, June 26, 2008

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Departing Hopedale aboard the Northern Ranger

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

We met Lena aboard the Ranger. She is the first Inuit archaelogist in Nunatsiavut. This is her son second son.

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Icebergs dot the ocean.

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

Docking at Postville, Nunatsiavut

Northern Ranger from Hopedale to Postville

A boat in Postville, Nunatsiavut

On the Road – an Evening with Augusta, Hopedale, June 25, 2008

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Augusta grew up in Hebron and came to Hopedale as a child. She spent an evening with us sharing her life story.

On the Road – Singing at the Moravian Church, June 24, 2008

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A community choir sings at the Moravian Church.

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Singing at the Moravian Church in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

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On the Road – Sled Dogs in Hopedale, June 25, 2008

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Sled dogs in Hopdale: To put it mildly, the adult versions are not nearly so cuddly.

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Sled dogs in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Photo by Anna Maria Johnson

On the Road – An Evening in Hopedale, June 24, 2008

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A polar bear skin dries on a rack in Hopedale.
Nunatsiavut has a strictly limited polar bear hunt. I believe only one resident in the community was allowed to shoot a bear.

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Splitting Arctic char

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Caribou antlers

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A view of the Amaguk Inn in Hopedale

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Anna Maria draws the scene outside our window.

On the Road – Islands and Icebergs near Hopedale, June 24, 2008

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A boat trip out to the icebergs

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Seagulls and Eider ducks maintain nests on nearby islands.

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

A fish net yields an arctic char.

Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Eddie prepares a delicious meal featuring arctic char after a cold ride back to Hopedale.

On the Road – Stone Carving in Hopedale, June 23, 2008

Stone Carving in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Walter demonstrates stone carving.

Stone Carving in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Jamie takes a crack at it.

On the Road – Hopedale Stone Plant, June 23, 2007

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Blocks of stone that are used to create Labradorite countertops.

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut

Labradorite Stone Plant in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut