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Comments (6)

Hattie and gary on September 12, 2011

neat set of pictures, new?

Timothy K on September 12, 2011

Well, that depends on which new! I just took them this summer but the homes are just west of the community and very accessible so I'd imagine that they've been viewed many times. As far as I know there were more but it was a foggy and drizzly day when we did some touring so I only photo'd about 4 of the homes. Have a great day from Winnipeg! // Tim

Hattie and gary on September 12, 2011

Great gallery, since retirement I look ar a lot of arctic photos yours are great God Bless Hattie and gary

Timothy K on September 13, 2011

Thank you so much! I have more to come. This year I spent almost a month in the arctic visiting almost every community in the Nunavut inspecting airports. I wish that I would have had more time at each community as they are all so unique. Every time I go back there is something new for me to see and I'm hoping that I'll be able to go back many more times. I'll be adding more to share with everyone. Take care and thank you again for your visits. // Tim

ArcticWannabePilot on December 8, 2011

Tim,

I certainly agree with Hattie and Gary. Great stuff.

Looks like the Thule developed a good drainage system by putting space under the living area floor. Their technology is not to be underestimated. In the Endless Mountains, like all mountainous areas, the soil is very rocky with lots of rock shelves just a few feet down. After every hard rain, water runoff quickly begins its horizontal flow unseen underground.

Many of my neighbors have sub-grade water problems. They could use a few lessons from the Thule.

I'd like to see one of their houses "restored" or a model. Can you direct me to one? Did they use seal skin covers? How did they heat it. Did they figure out how to get drinking water in? Or did they simply go out for ice and snow and melt it indoors?

Thanks, Bob

Timothy K on December 11, 2011

Actually one of my pictures does show a restored home but I'm not sure which one. This island in particular is different in that it is mostly gravel as compared to other arctic islands. This did not support a great opportunity for an abundance of wildlife so those folks must have had a really hard time to live there! I'm always amazed at how someone could survive.

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  • Uploaded on September 9, 2011
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    by Timothy K
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    • Taken on 2011/08/16 08:35:05
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 80.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO160
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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