Tuesday 15 July 2014

Tuesday 15 July

After 9 marvelous days along the West Greenlandic rugged and beautiful coastline we are on our way towards Iceland. Since we landed in Kangerlussuaq 9 days ago we have visited 7 towns, 1 settlement and made landings in the old mining town Ivittuut and by the Norse church ruin Hvalsø.

It has been a wonderful journey and we are now enjoying very relaxing sea days with interesting lectures onboard Fram while we are crossing the luckily very calm Denmark Strait.

We have had time to pay the captain a visit on the bridge and see how a modern cruise ship is being steered. There was an impressive amount of various instruments and it was reassuring to hear of the many safety precautions that are put in place for any plausible occurrence. And the children tried to sit in the captains chair.

Sea days means that our boatdrivers do not have to be in their PolarCirkle boats most of the day and gives them time to do various maintenance of the ship.