Thursday, September 9, 2010

Aappilattoq, Greenland

When you live next to the Prins Christian Sund, close to the steep walls of the fjord, there is no need to own a car. At the very top of the mountain, there is a lake. Access at the lower level is strictly by boat (or in an emergency, helicopter). This is the norm for most villages in Greenland. In the winter, when everything freezes over, other forms of transportation come into play. We have been told that dog sleds are required to be kept above the Arctic Circle in Greenland.


We were surrounded by many boats of this type in 2007 when we visited the village.

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They were sitting on shore, watching the ship go by. We stopped in front of the village, then the Captain turned his "Beautiful White Lady" 360 degrees to the pleasure of all on board and ashore.

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