Artig tittel, ikke sant. Vel, Tuktuyaktuk er en liten inuit by i Arktisk Canada. Vi var her oppe for et par aar siden da vi skaut seismikk i Arktisk Canada. Vi kunne kun komme inn der i midten av August til midten av Oktober. Isen ligger nemlig her 10 maaneder i aaret. Men Arktis er faktisk en av de siste store omraadene naar det gjelder olje og gass. Det er estimert at opptil 50 % av verdens gjenvaerende reserver kan befinne seg her oppe,
Vi gikk fra Vancouver i Canada og opp gjennom Beringstredet, snek oss mellom pakkisen og land, og kom oss inn og fikk utstyret i havet, og satte igang med arbeidet. Vi maatte hele tiden, 3 ganger for dagen faktisk, faa oppdateringer paa posisjonen av iskanten, som bare laa noen kilometer nord for oss. Etter 5 ukers arbeid maatte vi dra inn utstyret igjen, enda jobben ikke var helt ferdig, og komme oss ut foer vi ble laast inne av pakkisen. Og det var saa vidt vi klarte det. Baade isbjoern og sel ble sett bare noen hundre meter fra baaten, som maatte igjennom issoerpe et stykke foer vi kom oss ut. En russisk seismisk baat som var inne samtidig som oss var for sent ute, og ble liggende innefrosset over vinteren.
Vi hadde et mannskaps skifte der oppe, saa vi var faktisk i land i Tuk (som var litt enklere aa si), helicopter inn til land, deretter smaa charterfly ned til Canada og normale flyplasser, foer vi kom oss hjemover. Det tok noen dager for aa si det mildt
Litt om Tuk – Wikipedia
Tuktoyaktuk is the anglicized form of the native Inuvialuit place-name, meaning "resembling a caribou." According to legend, a woman looked on as some caribou, common at the site, waded into the water and turned into stone, or became petrified. Today, reefs resembling these petrified caribou are said to be visible at low tide along the shore of the town.
No formal archaeological sites exist today, but the settlement has been used by the native Inuvialuit for centuries as a place to harvest caribou and beluga whales. In addition, Tuktoyaktuk's natural harbour was historically used as a means to transport supplies to other Inuvialuit settlements.
Between 1890 and 1910, a sizeable number of Tuktoyaktuk's native families were wiped out in flu epidemics brought in by American whalers. In subsequent years, the Alaskan Dene people, as well as residents of Herschel Island, settled here. By 1937, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post was established.
Radar domes were installed beginning in the 1950s as part of the Distant Early Warning Line, to monitor air traffic and detect possible Soviet intrusions during the Cold War. The settlement's location (and harbour) made "Tuk" important in resupplying the civilian contractors and Air Force personnel along the "DEW Line." In 1947, Tuktoyaktuk became the site of one of the first government "day schools" designed to integrate Inuit youth into mainstream Canadian culture.
The community of Tuktoyaktuk eventually became a base for the oil and natural gas exploration of the Beaufort Sea. Large industrial buildings remain from the busy period following the 1973 OPEC oil embargo and 1979 summertime fuel shortage. This brought many more outsiders into the region.
On 3 September 1995, the Molson Brewing Company arranged for several popular rock bands to give a concert in Tuktoyaktuk as a publicity stunt promoting their new ice-brewed beer. During the months leading up to concert, radio stations across North America ran contests in which they gave away free tickets. Dubbed The Molson Ice Polar Beach Party, it featured Hole, Metallica, Moist, Cakeand Veruca Salt. Canadian film-maker Albert Nerenberg made a documentary about this concert entitled Invasion of the Beer People.
In 2008, Tuktoyaktuk was featured in the second season of the reality television series Ice Road Truckers where they travelled down the Tuktoyaktuk Winter Road. It also referenced in Due South as a place Fraser was stationed.
In 2009, an episode of Jesse James is a Dead Man titled "Arctic Bike Journey" featured James riding a custom motorcycle across 125 miles of ice road to deliver medicine to the locals of Tuktoyaktuk.
Det var nok for i dag, det skal blogges om flere rare plasser etter hvert, foelg med :-)