Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Eqip Sermia

Our day was filled with stimulating lectures while we cruised through ice-laden waters on the way to Eqip Sermia. It seemed like we had already put in a full day when we dropped anchor at 17:30, but the best was yet to come.

On shore we spread out to various points on land where the Fram's Expedition staff was waiting. Many of us chose a rather difficult hike up the mountain. Our efforts were worth it! We arrived breathless and sweating to one of the most spectacular views you can imagine. Before us lay the incredible glaciar Eqip Sermia. In the distance we could also see the Greenland Ice-cap. Way down below were our friends and fellow travellers from the Fram looking like tiny blue ants.
Back on board the ship at 21:30 it was time to watch our talented crew from the galley demonstate their ice carving and food sculting skills.
At 22:30 Rasmus Lyberth the talented Greenland folk singer gave us a concert that many of us will not forget.