This is a fun shot of the open water on Uummannaq fjord on May 30, 2009. The tiny red building in the bottom left of the photo is the qajaq clubhouse. Next to it, you can see the gates to the old cemetery, and the picket fences around some of the graves. To the right, a little over halfway, you can see just one of the many, many steps on the island, and below that, one of the many pipes for water and electricity. No pipes underground in Uummannaq! Also, many of the houses, didn’t have water connected to them, but used a tank that was filled up once a week or so. The larger building that you can see the roof of in the centre of the photo is the hospital, Jane’s place of work, and the setting for more than a few scenes in my stories!
Thomas Quinn says
Hi again Chris,
Danglish, again, ‘warehouse’, not ‘packhouse’ — cute, tho… The plural of ‘kamik’ is still ‘kamiit’, not ‘kamikker’ — I believe that I’ve read most of your books, so far, ready for more – your names for your characters are always bit of a surprise, too…
Christoffer Petersen says
Hi Tuuma! Good to hear from you and thanks for reading my books! 🙂 Yeah, I’m always going to struggle with Greenlandic plurals. But packhouse, I’m good with that: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/packhouse While I’ll always have a typo or three (I’ll get them eventually on the many rereads!) some words I just use for fun. A lot of the Greenlandic surnames and some invented places are straight from the wildlife books or dictionary! 😉