Itilleq in the sunshine is a rainbow of colourful houses. Purple, blue, torquoise, green, chartreuse, yellow, orange, pink, and red houses arc across the hillside. It is cheery relief from the stark, largely monochromatic landscape. I imagine the settlement in the winter and how the colours must stand out against the snow. Perhaps the bright colours provide a margin of safety in the case of white out, or near white out conditions making it easier to find your way home. Or maybe it's an answer to living in a world devoid of a large colour palette. Or, perhaps Greenlanders just love colour.
Shortly after 13:00 we loaded into the Polar Cirkle boats for a short ride to the pier. We were all issued tickets to partake in a kaffemik. Several people in Itilleq opened their homes to us and offered coffee, cakes and in some cases a broader selection of local foods.