Monday, 28 September 2009

Finally we made it!
We escaped from the long-lasting winter-weather as we crossed the 62th parallel on our way to the south and found ourselfes suddenly again surrounded by the good, old rain ...

The storm was still moving the ship and pushed us back in time, so we reached our todays destination - the abandoned mining settlement of Ivittuut - around 16:00 in the afternoon. Here we could stroll around in the remains of the village and the mining-buildings and look for small pieces of the here once processed kryolith. It was the hugest deposit of kryolith in the whole world and brought wealth to Greenland, as it was used to produce aluminium and was mostly shipped to the USA. A very nice museum showed a lot of minerals and explained about the history of this place.