This morning, we had a very interesting session about “Intergenerational Connections”, hosted by 87 year old Sally. The young people were very much into this, and I spent about half an hour holding 3 ½ 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 “calved” 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 leaders’ 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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