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Going back in the ship the Veendam, we slowly sailed back from Alaska and back to Vancouver over a few days. We stopped into to see Glacier Bay. See the photos below. What we really experienced was some of these things: The isolation, the cold (Ken & Harriet come from Brisbane, Australia. We are in as subtropical climate zone and never really experience colds and certainly not ice and snow), the joy of so much water, meeting the mountains covered with snow drifts, seeing the small blocks of ice floating in the ocean water around the ship, sense of being in wonderment of the people around you on the ship …. there was real sense of camaraderie from everyone, the sense of expectancy …. here is a whales tail disappearing beneath the water and there the real sense how could anyone live in this area of frigid water? It makes you think about the Eskimos living in houses built out of ice blocks in an igloo.
The term culture of the Inuit, therefore, refers primarily to these areas; however, parallels to other Eskimo groups can also be drawn. The traditional lifestyle of the Inuit is adapted to extreme climatic conditions; their essential skills for survival are hunting and trapping. See this website: Images for eskimo culture
What we really experienced were some of these things:
…. Seeing the small blocks of ice floating in the ocean water around the ship …..
…. The sense of being in wonderment of the people around you on the ship …. there was real sense of camaraderie from everyone ….
…. Ken and Harriet in the forefront of the ship …. it was cold !! …..
…. The reflections in the water ….
….. The isolation, the cold (Ken & Harriet come from Brisbane, Australia. We are in as subtropical climate zone and never really experience colds and certainly not ice and snow) …..
…. Meeting the mountains covered with snow drifts ….
…. There the real sense how could anyone live in this area of frigid water?…..
…… Model of a sailing boat in the lounge of the ship ….
See the next post: OUR CANADIAN HOLIDAY in May 2008 …. Vancouver: Granville Island: Post 10