Saturday, August 9, 2014

Greenland continued

We were lucky to have good weather, in fact some days were too hot, causing us to shed our drysuits and paddle just in fleece tops. The water is cold and though the rule is dress for the water we just couldnt 

Someone asked me what distinguishes Greenland, mostly I think its the icebergs

They are hypnotic in their beauty and none are the same

The landscape changes all the time

sometimes its soft and grassy, and sometimes rock cliffs make stunning backdrops

more icebergs

camping is easy as there is plenty of space, and easily accessible landing spots 

Mosquitoes abound, you definitely need your net

Fully loaded kayaks are heavy and everybody was willing to assist when getting back into the water or landing and dragging them away from the waterline

The views were always fantastic, sometimes I just had to stop, listen to the silence and look around and remind myself that this was a magic trip

At the end of the fijord the icecap was always visible, it always looked closer that it really was, the super clean air made judging distance difficult

Impressive waterfalls

drinking water was always within easy reach

seagulls made their homes on the rocky cliffs

We always stopped for lunch in the middle of the day, mostly a cold meal, but now and again something hot was also served

We were never far from an iceberg

and we took thousands of photos of each other

Greenland is very clean, the water and the beaches are free of any debris, and we were very particular about not leaving any garbage behind

the kayaks were all good, we had 2 doubles and 13 singles, very stable and high volume, good enough to take all our equipment and food too. 

all of us except 2

we did have a bit of rain, it was not too hard and it was a relief from the heat

the shades of blue in the ice was astounding, form pale blue to real dark blue

chocolate spread on round bread was a favourite

hearing the ice breaking off the glacier face was like hearing thunder in a storm

these guys dont seem to feel the cold

and still more  icebergs

we found a great place for Assaf to go fishing, he managed to catch fresh trout for 2 great meals

menu...cerviche, fried trout and rice and fish soup, nothing went to waste

eventually we returned to Narsaq, the dream was ending

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