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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September 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm
I have been following your posts since the first. The photos are amazing. What a wonderful trip you had! Your account of the day’s happening is fun to read. The landscapes are breathtaking. I love the people pictures too. I like the way you vary your shots ie b & w, wide angle, candid…etc. What really struck me is how colorful the towns in Greenland are, along with the flora.
Thanks for sharing with us. Catherine
September 8, 2016 at 3:30 pm
Catherine, thank you for such a great comment. Yes, this trip was a photographic smorgasbord!
September 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm
There’s some fabulous photo’s here Len. I like the 2nd one of the walkway between the houses, the sledge (you should have bought that home) and the next one with the walkway and lichen. the 2 girls in the windoe, the glacier and the fishing boats. Loads to choose from – this was a good day as a viewer!
Perhaps those buildings are pre-fabs that are shipped in – they looked like containers
September 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm
Hey Peter, regarding the sled… There were some pretty vicious looking husky’s guarding it. Not a good idea to take it! So glad you’re enjoying the photos.