What’s The Story? – Inukshuk

Yesterday I posted a picture of this Inukshuk for my Silent Sunday post and had such a range of confused comments, I thought I should take this opportunity to link up with the lovely Charly at PODcast and explain my picture.


This is an Inukshuk.


Inukshuk means “in the likeness of a person” or thereabouts and is traditionally used by Inuits to mark a safe passage, a place of respect, a good hunting ground or similar.

They can be seen all over rural Canada, at the lookout point at the end of a hike, along the roads or as shown here along the shores of Georgian bay.


I don’t suppose this one was built by an Inuit! but I still think they are a thing of beauty and I was very pleased to get a half decent shot of these ones.



12 thoughts on “What’s The Story? – Inukshuk

  1. Charly Dove

    Oh wow what a fascinating story Lou (I’m behind with my Silent Sunday!). These are wonderful, must have been incredible seeing one of these for the first time. Great to capture, what an awesome photo. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

  2. Sophie Lovett

    Stunning photos! I spent the summer in Green Bay in Nova Scotia a few years ago and there was an Inukshuk near the house there. They are so beautiful to look at and are imbued with such power. My Canadian mother in law gave me one on a key ring as a memento – not quite the same as seeing them in real life though! #whatsthestory

  3. Cheenu Lott

    Wow ! Simply amazing and wonderful shot captured. This is what I call perfect sunday spent at perfect place. Good place for silent lovers.

  4. Mum

    oh yeh close INUSHUK, still gonna get one when we visit next, unless I can build my own from Brightlingsea beach!

  5. Emma

    They are lovely! We have plenty of beauty sites here that contain rocks that are piled up, but not in person form… 🙂

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