Sunday, 26 July 2009

Uummannaq and Ukkusissat

Every week we hike into the rugged hills behind the town of Uummannaq. The destination is a modest turf hut where Greenland and Danish children believe Santa Claus lives. The hut was built for a television show that ran in the '80's and '90's. The ever present icebergs in the back ground provide a note of elegance to the austere but beautiful landscape.
In town, children never fail to greet us at the dock. They insist on helping us with our Polar Cirkle boat operations. They are always welcome and are a lot of fun to have around.

Later in the day, at 19:00 we stopped by Ukkusissat. It was a gorgeous summer night. About thirty people from town came to the Fram to entertain us and show us their traditional clothing. Again, lots of children are present and like always, they are pleasure to have around.
After the singing and dancing on board Fram we were invited to the village for coffee and cakes in the Community Hall.