From Tasiilaq to Tiniteqilaaq navigating in the fjords of East Greenland
August 20th, 2009
In about three hours by motorboat, we reach the small community of Tinitequililaq in East Greenland, populated byt just 100 people. We set up our tented camp near the town, before doing an hike to meet local Inuit people and childrens.
Going from Tasiilaq to Tinitequiilaq, we cross this beautiful fjord, where there are majesting mountains with hanging glaciers.
On the left: a cirque glacier. On the right: a moraine remaining after glacier retraction.
Dogs eating a seal.
Clothes are exposed to dry during a beautiful sunny day.
Fishes are also left under the sun to dry.
Views on a fjord behind the town.
Children of Tiniteqilaaq.
This is the town's water reservoir. At the beginning of the summer, an helicopter takes an iceberg from the sea, putting it inside the cistern. Once melted, it produces drinkable water for the town. There are no pipes bringing the water to the homes, but people comes here to fill bottles and recipients. During winter, drinkable water is made from the icebergs trapped into the frozen sea.
The small dock in Tiniteqiilaq.
An hunter comes back with a seal. Hunting is the only source of food for this small and remote community.
Everything is exposed to dry during a sunny day.
The small cemetery.
The Sermilik fjord, full of huge icebergs often having bizzarre shapes.
Our tented camp near the town.
A fishing net exposed for maintenance.
Arctic cotton growing over wettest areas.
Two hunters getting a seal.
Childerns from Tinitequiilaq coming to play with us at the camp.
The day ends with this beautiful sunset over Sermilik fjord.