Images of Tuk

September 6, 2019
Tuktoyaktuk, Nunavat

Another long night of sleep with no thought to course or speed or set of sail. Just sleep. 

In the early morning, a light breeze from the SE and a low overcast that allowed but a sliver of blood orange sun as it crested the horizon. 

Quietly I rose, crossed Mandragore’s decks to the pier, and hiked the town before it was fully awake.

I departed just after 10am. 

Point Barrow is 500 miles to the W. Nome, another 500 miles further on.

6 Comments on “Images of Tuk

  1. I see its own beauty – ugly as are the (well-insulated?) pre-fab buildings – but seeing the sod shelter, the shelter from the driftwood, the old wooden sled … the caribou antlers on top of the shed …. the light the wild sky –

  2. Based on the tracker you just passing Prudhoe Bay and Deadhorse. Continued blessings on your journey.

  3. Great pics. They help us understand your adventure and your posts are helping to educate me. I had to google Tuk and found out: Tuktoyaktuk is commonly referred to simply by its first syllable, Tuk /tʌk/, the settlement lies north of the Arctic Circle on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, and is the only community in Canada on the Arctic Ocean that is connected to the rest of Canada by road.

  4. The aloneness of your photographs actually shows me how connected to nature these people are. That they would sit on a bench looking out over water in this inhospitable environment or bring home antlers to adorn sheds says alot about them. Sailors are like that too, sitting alone on watch contemplating the universe and our significance. Thank you for the perspective.

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