Wednesday, 28 July 2010
The Dog Equator
It seems just about everyone in Sisimiut has a great view of the ocean as the town is built on a hill that slopes up from the harbour. The town is bordered by barren mountains on the other three sides. To have to go up to go down town (or would it be up town?) - there isn't any choice, you have to walk uphill. But after an ice cream or a cool beverage on a warm Sisimiut summer day, it is a pleasant, easy walk back to the ship.
There were a couple of different hiking options again today. A fairly tough hike up Priest Mountain that yielded a superb view of the city and the surrounding wilderness.
The other option was a guided hike to Tele Island. This hike culminated at an important archeological site that showed people occupying this region in waves through several different time periods stemming back 4000 years.
There were also boat trips to the nearby ghost town of Assaquataq. Ghost towns crawl with atmosphere. Assaqutaq feels like the people just left only days ago.