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Here are some photos from Common Sense and Whiskey, chapter 2, Greenland. Our visit was in June, 1998.
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After flying from Copenhagen, (Denmark is the suzerain), to the main airport in Greenland at Nuuk, we hopped a small plane up to Ilullisat, up the west coast on Disko Bay, just inside the Arctic Circle. This is Ilullisat.
Ilullisat and iceberg, Disko Bay, Greenland.
Like most outposts, Ilullisat puts on a working face, presenting things like the storage tank at left to the visitor arriving by sea. Here's the harbor at Ilullisat.
Dog sled and husky near Ilullisat, Greenland. The huskies were on chains.
Pelts, drying fish and dog, Ilullisat, Greenland. And those icebergs, always on the march.
I don't know, but I'm guessing this may be the only place you can get Thai food in Ilullisat. Chances are it's one of the few places you can get Thai, Italian and Danish food anywhere.
Hotel room with an iceberg view. The Arctic Hotel, Ilullisat.
Guest check-in at Ataa Holiday Camp, Greenland. What had we gotten ourselves into? This had been a cold ride.
And the wonders were only beginning. Here's a hike at Ataa, Greenland.
A hike to the top of the hill revealed the hills around Ataa.
Our late night cruise hunting for seals at Ataa. In June, the sun never set.
Our midnight cruise back at Disko Bay.
It really was after midnight.
This is Edward, the younger guy, and our captain, on the midnight cruise. Later they took us to Iliminaq.
Midnight cruise through Disko Bay, west coast of Greenland.
More from the midnight cruise.
We stopped to stand on an iceberg.
Here we disembark at Iliminaq.
Cemetery at Iliminaq, Greenland.
And we mean it! And hurry! Iliminaq.
The settlement at Rodebay, Greenland.
Seal kill at Rodebay, Greenland.
Aftermath of the seal kill. Then we went back aboard Willy's boat, the Maya Qaqqaq, to have lunch.
As we left the seal kill at Rodebay.