Thursday, 3 July 2014

Day Four With Hurtigruten In Greenland

Well what a difference a day makes! Everyone now on the excursions they wanted and the Expedition Team settling down nicely to get everything running along smoothly. The Hurtigruten jackets you get given are really great for going out on the deck at night (I say night but it's perpetual daylight up here.) or early morning for whalewatching.

Today we visited Qasigiannguit and the kindergarten children came down to the harbour to sing us some Greenlandic songs. They then went on to the top of the ship on Deck 7 to the panoramic lounge which is quite an experience for these people.

We had  a fabulous walk around the settlement with a host of activities prepared by the local people. I went and had a look at an exhibition of hunting and fishing gear, an open peat-house, clothing and tools from the late Thule culture with locals dressed in period costume reenacting by the museum, craftwork displays at The Women’s House and a dog sled demonstration/explanation which was fascinating. In fact there was so much going on I missed the choir singing at the church.

Great lecture on photography this evening  and information on Ummannaq where we're going tomorrow. Worried about my waistline. I'm having far to much bread and desserts.

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