Thursday, 7 March 2013

Test Photo

The above photo was taken in July in Iqaluit.  I really don't have much to say about it, I just like boats, especially old boats.  I put it up on my blog as an experiment.  If I  write this: #blog in the subject line of my Instagram account, it will also post the photo on my blog.  This may prove to be confusing or annoying, but I will keep at it for a while and see how it goes.  The real drawback is that the automatic posting or remote posting does not include text.  Anyways, more on old boats.....  I stumbled upon this guy and his old boats:

For anyone interested in the history of kayaks and or building their own Harvey Golden has done us all a favour.   I purchased a copy of his book, Kayaks of Greenland which looks great though I haven't really looked at it thoroughly.  I have recently read that he is to release two more books, one on the kayaks of Alaska and the other on the kayaks of Canada. This is great news as finding good research on Canadian Arctic kayaks can be tough to find.  The Canadian Museum of Civilization has published some gems, though they seem to no longer be available.

This blog was lacking posts for a while as I was busy having a baby.  My son was born early Christmas morning, what a gift it was!  This is a whole new adventure in my life and the little guy is now big enough to accompany us on some of our more tame outings.  He has been on a number of skidoo rides to various locations around Kuujjuaq, mostly with the goal of drinking tea or eating country food.  He spends most of the time sleeping as he is in Anaana's amautik.  For evidence of these activities go to my sister's blog here:

For Kuujjuaq in September go here:

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on being a daddy! Little ones sure do keep you busy. Best wishes.