Thursday, 22 July 2010
Can Rugged Explorers Have Heated Tiles In The Bathroom?
The entrance to Paamiut is very beautiful. Fram had to thread her way through a narrow passage, skirting several small islands. The harbour itself is small but deep. There seemed barely enough room to come about but Fram's powerful thrusters allowed her to turn on her own length and then slip into the key moving sideways. Slick. If only my car had bow and stern thrusters!
At approximately 09:00 the gangway was lowered and dozens of rugged blue jacketed explorers eagerly set off to investigate the attractions of Paamiut.
Like Qaqortoq, Paamiut is very green. Several houses had attractive flower gardens.
Just a few minutes after exiting the harbour we encountered three humpback whales. The navigation officers were able to position the ship close enough where we had excellent views of the whales and at the same time not interfere with what seemed to be foraging behaviour.
Photograph(s) by: Andrew Wenzel