Monday 6 July 2015


All of todays activities in Sisimuit came off on schedule and under sunny skies.
Whether one selected a hike or a boat trip or a walk around town the weather was as good as Greenland can provide.
The hike today was to the top of Palasip Qaqqaa the large rounded peak that overlooks harbor setting of Sisimuit. The climb starts at the coastal road, not far above sealevel, and the trail crosses several rocky outcrops and ridges and reaches the peak. The peak is 544meters or about 1790 feet above sea-level and on a clear day like today the view the harbor below and the rocky headlands in the far distance to the south.
Todays boat trip went to Assaqutaq, the travel time was about one half-hour in calm seas.Once we arrived in Assaqutaq we were met by a local guide Nuka and she escorted us through the this fishing town which was abandoned in 1968. On the boat trip back to the FRAM we enjoyed the warm weather and following seas.
Exploring the town with its shops and museums was a treat especially visiting the craft shop where local craftsmen and women displayed their artwork.