This morning, we had a very interesting session about â€śIntergenerational Connectionsâ€ť, hosted by 87 year old Sally. The young people were very much into this, and I spent about half an hour holding 3 Â˝ month old baby Jane.
In the afternoon we made a dry landing at Ilulissat, where I took the long hike to the UNESCO site glacier. This is where many icebergs are â€ścalvedâ€ť from the glacier and float out into the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, often as far as Newfoundland. With a much larger population of 4000, Ilulissat felt almost like a tourist town, with 3 other cruise ships in the harbor, and many visitors walking around.
During my long hike, I took a slight detour from our expedition leadersâ€™ directions to the glacier, and ended up in a residential area that reminded me of the Soviet housing projects (Khrushchyovka) that I saw in Budapest a few years ago.
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