"Pangnirtung (Panniqtuuq)" Pangnirtung by maykal

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During five weeks trekking in Auyuittuq National Park on revolting rehydrated food rations, we'd built up this picture in our minds of arriving at Pangnirtung, a cosmopolitan city full of pizza parlors, hot showers and chocolate. Arriving by boat, there was a sense of excitement, knowing that a well-earned chocolate bar was just minutes away, but stepping onto the jetty, we were met by members of our group who had taken the early boat that morning (see the Auyuittuq travelogue to find out why that happened...a bitter moment indeed!) and immediately things went rather flat...the major shopping experience in the north, the supermarket Northern, had closed half an hour earlier! Imagine our disappointment...made all the worse because of the knowledge that the others had already gorged themselves on the luxury goods on offer, and hadn't saved us anything.

After that initial low point, Pangnirtung began to grow on me. OK, it is not the wildest town the world has ever seen, but coming from the wilderness like we had, it came damn close! Pangnirtung was a far more likeable place than Iqaluit had been, and many of our group felt that our time would have been better spent here rather than there...but never mind, we still had a few days to explore Baffin Island's second-largest settlement.

I will create a page here one day, but for now, you'll just have to take a look at the travelogue below for pictures and stories.

  • Last visit to Pangnirtung: Aug 1998
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • andrewdialla's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2006 at 6:53 PM

    "When in Rome, do as the Romans do". The first group should have saved some goodies for the late group, then everyone would have been happy. Come back now!



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