Like an iceberg: reprise

Did you miss my Like an iceberg series on being a journalist in the Arctic during the 1990s?

It’s been five years since I started this Date with Siku girl blog, and I’m sure many have no idea this series which I wrapped up in the spring of 2013 exists.

In Like an iceberg, I talk about an exorcism, brain surgery with a hand drill, robins in Iqaluit and a visit to the High Arctic’s fossil forest — as well as some big issues like censorship of the press, sexual abuse and violence.

There are also many photos you won’t see anywhere else…

So, here are all the links — and relive those times with me.

Like an iceberg: on being a journalist in the Arctic

Like an iceberg, 1991…cont.

Like an iceberg, 1991…more

Like an iceberg, 1992, “Shots in the dark” 

Like an iceberg, 1992, “Sad stories”

Like an iceberg, 1993, “Learning the language of the snows”

Like an iceberg, 1993 cont., “Spring”

Like an iceberg, 1993 cont., “Chesterfield Inlet”

Like an iceberg, 1993 cont., more “Chesterfield Inlet”

Like an iceberg, 1994: “Seals and more”

Like an iceberg, 1994, cont., “No news is good news”

Like an iceberg, 1994 cont., more “No news is good news”

Like an iceberg, 1994 cont., “A place with four names”

Like an iceberg, 1995, “More sad stories”

Like an iceberg, 1995 cont., “No place like Nome”

Like an iceberg, 1995 cont., “Greenland”

Like an iceberg, 1995, cont. “Secrets”

Like an iceberg, 1996, “Hard Lessons”

Like an iceberg, 1996 cont., “Working together”

Like an iceberg, 1996 cont., “At the edge of the world”

Like an iceberg, 1996, more “At the edge of the world”

Like an iceberg, 1996, cont. “Choices” 

Like an iceberg, 1997, “Qaggiq”

Like an iceberg, 1997, more “Qaggiq”

Like an iceberg, 1997, “Qaggiq” cont.

Like an iceberg, 1997 cont., “Qaggiq and hockey”

Like an iceberg, 1997 cont., “Brain surgery in POV”

Like an iceberg, 1997 cont.: “Masks on an island”

Like an iceberg, 1997 cont., “Abusers on the pulpit”

Like an iceberg, 1998, “Bearing gifts”

Like an iceberg, 1998 cont., “At the top of the world”

Like an iceberg, 1998 cont., “A bad week” 

Like an iceberg, 1998 cont.: more from “A bad week”

Like an iceberg, 1998 cont., “Memories”

Like an iceberg, 1999, “The avalanche”

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont., “An exorcism, followed by a penis cutting”

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont., more on “the Avalanche”

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont., “Robins in the Arctic”

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont., “Fossil hunting”

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont., “Where forests grew” 

Like an iceberg, 1999 cont.,”And then there was Nunavut”

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A date with Siku girl: my favourite photos of 2017

2017 was a year when I appreciated having a camera or cell phone with me at all times because I saw a lot of beautiful things in places like Cambridge Bay, Iqaluit and Rovaniemi—and many of these things lasted only seconds.

So, here are my 10 favourite photos of 2017, beginning with my Number 10.

10Here you see ice nearby Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, taken from the air, in this photo from late March.

Number 9

Here are two similar views down into Frobisher Bay, from Happy Valley in Iqaluit, Nunavut from April, then in May. I like these both, especially the photo with the pink sky.

Number 8

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Here you see sled dogs, a photo taken on the ice maybe in mid-late May, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, near the causeway. What I like here are the colours. Very spring-like and ephemeral. It’s probably my favourite photo of the year on this account.

Number 7

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Here you see a huge and surprisingly full moon rising above the roof of the house next door in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. It was rising so quickly I just grabbed my camera.

Number 6

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Charming fairy trees: ice-coated birch trees in Rovaniemi, Finland, taken in mid-November. I wanted to look at them all day.

Number 5

Beautiful and fast-fading frost flowers, photographed in early October in Cambridge Bay Nunavut.

Number 4

real4Embroidered dancing kamiks from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut.

Number 3

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Can it look hot and be minus 45 C? Sure. That’s what it was in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut last November when I took this double-sun sunset photo from the shelter of the back porch.

Number 2

2My first fog-bow. I had never seen a fog-bow until early last October in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, where the light often does funny things.

Number 1

1Here’s the proof that you don’t need a freezer to store fish in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut where these fish were flash-frozen on top of a freezer in late October.

My runner-up

5.jpgThis chubby snow bunting was always at the feeder until one day he left….

You can see my favourite photos of 2016 here.

And I encourage you to read my blog series “Like an iceberg” about being a journalist in the Arctic in the 1990s as well as my most popular blog entry to date on the ancient links between Inuktitut, Saami and Finnish.

Hoping you all have a great 2018.

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