Nuuk, Greenland

Greenland

July 31

The fog finally lifted at around noon and we were able to go shore to this lovely town, lots of snow covered mountains and very colorful houses.  We did a lot of walking, visited their craft shops and went to a fish market where they were cutting up whale.  Not the way I wanted to see a whale, but the young butcher was very proud to tell us it was the neck, and to let me take a picture.

Whale butcher in Nuuk

Whale butcher in Nuuk

Nuuk

 

The landscape of the small charming city is behind us.  Note the one “high rise”!

There is rare complimentary Internet in  Greenland and even for the locals it is very expensive.  One of the crew asked and the local people just laughed!

Here’s today’s quote in one of the messages left in our room:

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today was a wonderful experience – and we even telephoned my dad from here in Greenland.

 

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2 Responses to Nuuk, Greenland

  1. Carol Cryer says:

    Pat and Norm – Ted and I are having a fab vicarious experience with you. Each night we discuss your updates at dinner with Mom (102 in September if that guy likes older women). Thanks SO much!

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  2. Erin says:

    We really enjoyed Nuuk when we visited in 2013. Our visit to the museum where we saw the mummies of Qilaqitsoq was a highlight of our entire month-long expedition to Greenland.

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