My fourth day in Greenland – I decided to take it easy.
I woke up at four in the morning, lying in bed listening to the sound of my surroundings. At first, it was total silence – then birds chirping, gentle waves brushing the shore, and…glacier rumbling in the distance…
This must be my lucky day!
First the whale, then the calving, next came a tsunami. Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any better…Paarnaq knocked on my door and informed me that I will have not one, but two lovely guides accompanying me on my hike to the moraine. I was psyched.
Simon and Paarnaq are young, intelligent and energetic. We got along just like old friends. We hiked, exchanged ideas, sang songs, and made jokes. In fact, we’ve had so much fun that when I come to think of it now, I don’t remember much of the actual hiking.
After spending two hours oohing and ahhing in front of the magnificent Eqi Glacier, our boat took a 180 degree turn and headed towards Port Victor.
Those of us who booked overnight stays in the Ice Camp/Glacier Lodge disembark. We had five minutes to complete the process and reach the safety zone. The lodge is situated on the rocks 100 meters above seawater, getting there is a workout in itself. Continue reading “Eqi Glacier Lodge”
Eqip Sermia is one of the most active glaciers in Greenland. It is about 4 kilometers wide and up to 200 meters tall.
After an awe-inspiring morning cruising the glassy water of Ataa Strait, accompanied by marine mammal sightings
we made a brief stop at a cascading waterfall streaming down a rock face Continue reading “Boat Trip to Eqi Glacier – Part 2”
Today is the beginning of a three-day Hempfest in Seattle. This is the event where people from all over the world gather and smoke marijuana. It is also one of the hottest days in Seattle so far this summer. I don’t smoke, nor do I like hot weather, so I get to stay in my air-conditioned room and reminisce about my boat trip to Eqi Glacier in Greenland, where the air is fresh, the water pure and the sky is gorgeously blue.
Humpback whales popping up in the horizon Continue reading “Boat Trip to Eqi Glacier – Part 1”
It takes three hours to fly from Keflavik Airport to Ilulissat. Our small Air Greenland Dash 8 airplane accommodates 37 passengers. Although seats are assigned on the boarding pass, we were told that it is free seating on a first come first serve basis. Keep that in mind if you want to sit at the window. The first row next to the cabin door is reserved for the flight attendant.