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Sisimiut

Like a little fairytale town
The West Coast.

September 24th 2018
"I am perfectly acquainted with the arctic, my knowledge having been acquired by thirty-three voyages to these regions, and by spending three winters there. I have become intimately associated with the Esquimaux and their habits and manners." William Penny 1809 - 1892 Nuuk. I am always surprised at how cosmopolitan Nuuk is! A city in Greenland complete with museums ... read more
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Greenlandic Flag The world's largest island, Greenland is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the Europe... ... read more
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20th October 2018

Great photos.
I just finished reading the book "White Eskimo" by S. Bown. Some of the places you visited are mentioned in the book. The book itself is about Knud Rasmussen, a Danish contemporary of Peary. Knud was extraordinary explorer. Totally separate subject: Am heading for South Georgia next week. Am I crazy going this early in the year? Going anyway, too late to change. Just wondered. Always enjoy your posts!! Thanks
20th October 2018

Great Photos
Knud was quite the chap! I have nor read that book, but it is my list for sure. We did spend some time in Qaanaaq and went into the museum - there are many stories of Peary and Rasmussen in the community. South Georgia is always great - You'll be there at the time when the seals mate - there are always hundreds of thousands of king penguins of the beaches of St Andrew's and Salisbury... You'll love it there. Enjoy your journey to SG. Thanks for following along.

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