Sounds and Silence of April


Love this blog. I have to get up there one of these years!

Outside Ittoqqortoormiit

April usually is a very good month for seal hunting at the ice edge outside of Ittoqqortoormiit. This year, ice conditions have been different.

There has hardly been any open water to speak of, for a long time. It has basically looked like you can see on these two pictures (taken from the hill behind the hot springs at Kap Tobin) for many weeks.

At the same time, the store has run out for dog food! Luckily, we are able to borrow some from one of our neighbours. So, the dogs will survive until hunting conditions improve, or the store gets new supplies.

Again, I´ve put together a slideshow for you, and this time there are images from the hot spring at Kap Tobin, dog sledding around Kap Swaison (in search for open water) and Kap Tobin, and this years dog sled race! Ingkasi participated, and you can find out how it went for him, at…

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