Tuesday, 21 December 2010
January 26, 1926)
Everest min. - 41ºC
Oymyakon min. - 71,2 ºC
This region of Yakutia is considered as the coldest place in Siberia and the northern hemisphere. It is s
Wednesday, 15 December 2010
Christmas covered bridge, Alaska
All-day-long Christmas night, Upernavik, Greenland
Christmas lights truck, Canada
Christmas street, Trondheim, Norway
Christmas house, Nunavut, Canada
Cathedral church, Vestvadøy, Lofoten Islands
Street at Christmas, Khabarovsk, Russia
Christmas stamps, Faröe islands
Christmas ship, Klaksvik, Faröe Islands
Christmas tree, Nuuk, Greenland
Best wishes of merry Christmas for all.
Saturday, 4 December 2010
The Coracle is an ancient one-person boat with a long history. Coracles (from the Welsh "cwrwgl") date back thousands of years. They have been in large use in the British Isles from pre-Roman times, mainly for the transport of fish, meat, grain or reeds, by the celtic population.
Designed for use in the swiftly flowing streams of Wales and parts of the rest of Britain and Ireland, the coracles were noted by Julius Caesar in his invasion of Britain in the mid first century BC, and he used them in his campaigns in Spain. But already Timaeus , a greek historian of III B.C., had referred the coracles in Cornwall - and some historians believe they date back from neolithic age.
Their prime use is for the purposes of transport and fishing.
Coracles are so light and portable that they can easily be carried on the fisherman's shoulders when proceeding to and from his work. They are usually propelled with a single paddle held in two hands over the bow, executing a figure of 8 movement.
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Hope was Alaska's first gold mining town, established in the 1890s. Many of the town's original structures, like the Seaview Cafe, Bar & Cabins, still remain within this wild, mountainous, coastal setting.
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Inuvik is located on subsea permafrost, on the East Channel of the Mackenzie Delta, approximately 100 km from the Arctic Ocean and 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.
The Igloo church and the Inukshuk, ex-libris of Inuvik
INUVIK (pop. 3500) is the largest community in Canada north of the Arctic circle.
Inuvik is nested between the treeless tundra and the northern boreal forest, and overlooks the incredible maze of lakes and streams of the Delta.
The post office:
The residential area:
The Alexander Mackenzie school:
The "Northern Images" store:
Inuvik's Community Greenhouse, another landmark:
The most northern greenhouse in North America, and the only one of its kind in the world (converted from an old arena)!
A modern multi-use facility that offers recreational activities, like the Family Center:
The Mackenzie delta
The East Channel of the Mackenzie River flows to the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean. In the winter, the Mackenzie turns into an ice road which allows for road travel to Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk.
The Mackenzie spreads into a vast delta, Canada’s largest fresh water delta, close to the Arctic Ocean, in which the Peel River joins, splitting into thousands of channels before finally flowing to the Beaufort Sea.
Inuvik is the end of Dempster Highway which connects connects the Yukon region to Northwest Territories on the Mackenzie River delta.
see also: Tuktoyaktuk