Now we were motoring the main duty on watch was keeping an eagle eye out for ice, and it wasn't easy. Ok, some big 'bergs were pretty obvious as they reflect like the White Cliffs of Dover:
It was hard work and I was looking forward to my warm bunk when it was decided to keep going and do a second watch as we'd be anchoring soon.
We were rewarded for this effort by a mini-display of the northern lights (top pic) which rather remarkably were to the south of us, but that's Greenland for you. They only went for a few minutes but we'd definitely seen them.
It ended up being rather a magical night, a harsh beauty of stars, shooting stars, Iridium satellite flares and what looked to me like noctilucent clouds:
Then in the dim light of what was now early morning could make out the town, a jumble of coloured wooden houses clustered around a little hill:
that's a beautiful view of a 'berg
The colour bands behind the berg were amazing (no photoshop here)!
It was a good night for large 'bergs as they stood out in a dramatic way. There was one that sticks in my mind that looked like a battleship on its side, but another aground at the middle of the entrance to Tasiilaq fjord.
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