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The same iceberg seen over a week in Qasigiannguit

This iceberg, may 30 to 40 meters in height, stood just outside of Qasigiannguit for a week, drifting East, West , North or South with the winds.
One of the larger parts of it was to break away (see photo #5-) and we stood on the shore for about two hours. Finally clouds came in, the light wasn’t good anymore to take photographs, cold wind began to feel a bit frisky, and so we left around 9:40.
The iceberg crashed at 10:05…
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Living in Greenland

Greenland’s inhabitants are habituated to the harsh climate.
They have their place in a society, where stress of everyday life is, if not absent, at least less present than in densely populated areas of Europe or the US.

And if there is work to be done, it will be done. But there is no hurry…

But there is also time for fun and joy…

Qasigiannguit – Greenland

Qasigiannguit
Panorama of Qasigiannguit, the port on the left, Hotel Diskobay, the first house coming over the dam, and the town with its colourful house for some 1300 inhabitants to the right.


In the “Capital of Whales” you may be lucky to see humpback whales from the hotel, beginning of June was a bit too early, but we’ve seen 4 (2 of them been very close). Apparently a bit later in the year you might be able to see the whales playing around…
… but, unfortunately, at this time, there will be far more mosquitoes than whales, and may be you can spot some whales, but sure enough the mosquitos will find you too.