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Inuvik-trip day-12 (in Inuvik) on 2008jul04

Photos from the lobby / breakfast-room of our hotel in Inuvik on 2008-Jul04:
unidentified Insect (Insecta sp): on the door

Photos from shopping expedition in Inuvik on 2008-Jul04:
mural: on side of old building mural: on side of old building closer to be readable car: 1936 Dodge coupe from Alaska Peggy+Doris: are still shopping

Photos from our flight to Tuk aka Tuktoyaktuk and back on 2008-Jul04:
airplane: Cessna-207 and our pilot Gavin airplane: Cessna-207 interior view: of Inuvik Airport from the runway tundra-lake: tundra-lake: tundra-lake: saveral tundra-polygons: tundra-lake: with plume? tundra-lake: drying-up? tundra: winter-road? tundra-lake: drying-up with polygons and a small pingo Pingo: Ibyuk with part of Tuk in the background Pingo: Ibyuk Pingo: Ibyuk building: old whaling-station in Tuk now partially submerged Tuk: the tip of the Tuk-peninsula Tuk: more of the Tuk-peninsula Tuk: yet more of the Tuk-peninsula Pingo: Ibyuk with more of Tuk in the background ship: the CCGS Dumit of the Canadian Coast-Guard buildings: of a temporary or portable nature? Pingo: a lesser pingo scenery: near the Mackenzie River tundra-lake: whose shape needs a name? scenery: near the Mackenzie River scenery: near the Mackenzie River tundra-lake: and small rivers connecting them tundra-polygons: tundra-lake: bear-shaped tundra-lake: seal-shaped tundra-lake: beaver-shaped structure: communications installation wreckage: of unknown scenery: near the Mackenzie River tundra-lake: snake-shaped clearing: airplane-shaped site of mysterious antennas Inuvik: from the air buildings: near the Inuvik airport airplane: shadow of
-- note: for info on the relationship between these lakes, tundra-polygons, and pingos, see www.pc.gc.ca/eng/docs/v-g/pingo/sec3/natcul1.aspx;

-- note: according to www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/shipposition.phtml?call=CG2522, the CCGS-Dumit on 2008-July04 13:00 was at N 69°24' W 133°00', was experiencing an 11-knot wind, wind-direction 120, air-temp 11.4;  here's a map from sailwx.info showing its course between 2008-June28 and 2008-July28;

-- note: the airplane-shaped clearing in photo 13467 is the site of those mysterious antennas - the ones I photographed from the ground late on 2008jul01;


Photos from the Inuvik airport on 2008-Jul04:
Peggy: and a Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) map: North America as seen from above the north-pole

Photos from the BootLake-Trail aka Jimmy Adams Peace Trail (East-part) in Inuvik on 2008-Jul04:
Showy jacobs-ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum): flowers Blunt-leaf rein-orchid (Platanthera obtusata): plant bad Blunt-leaf rein-orchid (Platanthera obtusata): flowers bad Alpine bearberry (Arctostaphylos alpina): with berries One-sided wintergreen (Orthilia secunda): plant One-sided wintergreen (Orthilia secunda): flowers unidentified: white flower unidentified: white flower Blue butterfly (Polyommatinae sp)?: on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) Blue butterfly (Polyommatinae sp)?: on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) Arctic skipper (Carterocephalus palaemon): Blunt-leaf rein-orchid (Platanthera obtusata): flowers+pods Raups paintbrush (Castilleja raupii): Purple paintbrush (Castilleja sp): Early coralroot (Corallorhiza trifida): pods fresh and old Orange-belted bumblebee (Bombus ternarius): on Blacktip ragwort (Senecio lugens) Northern ground-cone (Boschniakia rossica): clump Northern ground-cone (Boschniakia rossica): plant Northern ground-cone (Boschniakia rossica): flowers Northern ground-cone (Boschniakia rossica): flowers closer White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis)?: or Grizzled skipper (Pyrgus sp) on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) White admiral butterfly (Limenitis arthemis)?: or Grizzled skipper (Pyrgus sp) on Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) Elegant paintbrush (Castilleja elegans): Elegant paintbrush (Castilleja elegans): Four-petalled gentian (Gentianella propinqua): or Glaucous gentian? bad Paintbrush (Castilleja sp): species? Blue butterfly (Polyommatinae sp): Blacktip ragwort (Senecio lugens): and Fly (Diptera sp) Scentless chamomile (Tripleurospermum perforatum):

Photos from MackenzieRd near our hotel in Inuvik on 2008-Jul04:
Marsh grass-of-parnassus (Parnassia palustris): Common yarrow (Achillea millefolium): Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium): an old dead plant with empty capsules Fly (Diptera sp): on Blacktip ragwort (Senecio lugens) Fly (Diptera sp): on Blacktip ragwort (Senecio lugens) note red spots on fly Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Tall fireweed (Epilobium augustifolium) bad Bumblebee (Bombus sp): on Tall fireweed (Epilobium augustifolium) bad

Photos from downtown Inuvik under the midnight sun on 2008-Jul04:
Seagull (Laridae sp): several near outdoor hotdog-vendor Seagull (Laridae sp): in flight Seagull (Laridae sp): in flight Seagull (Laridae sp): in flight Seagull (Laridae sp): in flight
-- note: these gull photos were taken at approximately midnight;  in mid-summer in Inuvik a shadow can point due South, and a sundial works all night, although some would say there is no night;