Hooray! We made it up to Tuk!
As we drove in, more buildings appeared. Nearly all the roads and dwellings are bounded by bogs, ponds, lakes, and rivers. And ocean.
All the buildings are on stilts. If they are rested on a foundation in the soil, the heat of the dwelling will melt the permafrost underneath it, and it will sink like quicksand.
The red building (above) is the general store. It’s filled with some sparse groceries, and some EXPENSIVE fruits and vegetables. A bunch of grapes was $15 Canadian.
At the end of the peninsula is the access to the Arctic Ocean.