Saturday, 8 August 2009


Fog bound. It's a weird feeling to be cruising in the fog when you realize that the ship's officers are 100% reliant on electronic gear such as radar, GPS and Loran-c. As a brand new state of the art expedition cruise vessel, the Fram is equipped with an impressive array of navigational aids. This morning our visibility was cut to less than 100 metres at times. The seas were calm. There was next to no wind. We were wrapped in a dense sea fog.
Just before 11:00 we turned the ship's bow towards Sisimiut. As we got closer to shore the fog began to lift. Soon we were under clear blue skies once again!
Many of us went on a boat excursion to the abandoned village of Asaqutaq. En route we saw a humpback whale! It is prime season for viewing whales in Greenland particularly Humpback whales. The whales are here for one reason - to eat. Just outside Sisimiut harbour in the peak of summer, Humpbacks are a daily occurrence.
Whatever we chose to do today, whether it was the historic hike to Tele Island, a boat excursion or explore town on our own, we had a perfect day for it.