We had a layover due to bad weather again (snow and high wind, zero visibility). Timing was ideal for a much needed rest, addressing polar hack (cough due to dry cold air), mild cold injury and muscle fatigue.

Comfortably in my sleeping bag, enjoying a quesadilla and using my hot drink mug as a plate. Do what you gotta do!

Did some arts and crafts – well Dale and Ian did, under Taylor’s quality control and my sarcasm, helping reinforce a shield down from the goggles to protect our faces from wind/cold (sewing and duct tape involved).

John, Eric and I had bridge 101 – Eric picking up the game likety split quick. Fun way to pass the afternoon.

We are still sorting all the logistics of the next 270 km left to Isortoq and then Tasilaq, and then Kulusuk to catch flights to Reykjavik (there may only be one flight per week!). We have 11 days of dog food left and of course our food etc, and we are hostage to the weather temperament of Greenland (not nice so far).

Julius and Salo have been on the ice since April 26th and had those huge weather delays trying to get to us. Isortoq is Salo’s home. But Julius comes from a village of 100 souls further north up the Eastern Coast. The North Pole ice will prevent his ability to boat home and he will have to come back up the glacier taking a long way round, down a fjord to get home. He will hunt seal to feed himself and the dogs for that leg of his journey.

Planning to ski tomorrow weather permitting, fingers crossed. What an adventure!!

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One response

  1. WooooHoooo Amazing trek,
    Mother Nature truly Testing Your Limits!
    Just love the the pic Dr R reminds of Einstein’s portrait!, made me smile.
    May He who protects and watches over us all, continue to provide, all you need to push on and Just Have Fun
    Thank you for taking me on your Greenland journey .
    Ps I’ll never think about bags in the same way ever again

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