Today we visited a town- Narsaq- and a settlement -Qassiarsuk- both in the amazing fiords of southern Greenland. Our weather forecast for today was for heavy rain and unfortunately the weather people were right. It rained for most of the day but our spirits were not dampened! We decided that there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing, but were were so fortunate to have our wonderful blue jackets which kept us dry. The rain made photography quite difficult but below are a few images to give you a flavour of the two places we visited.
Today was Sunday and Narsaq (a "plain" in the Greenlandic language) was very quiet when we arrived in the morning. Our guests had options to take a guided tour around town or walk into the hills behind Narsaq. The low-lying clouds meant that we could not go up very far, but it was great to stretch the legs.
It was very exciting to see and really experience the ruins associated with the farm Brattahlid. Foundations of a small and large church was clearly visible. The townsfolk of Qassiarsuk have built replicas of the first church of Greenland, and a longhouse, where the Viking family lived.
Four brave guests could not be stopped by the weather and hikes with expedition team members along the shore and up the hill behind the community. The idea was to get up to the top from where we could see over to the next fiord. However, it was so foggy on top that we decide to descend and explore the Viking ruins below.