Monday, September 19, 2016

Flying to Greenland

It was almost to be expected that the flight to Greenland was delayed.

It's not an easy country to visit - one time I visited the fog was so bad all helicopters and planes were grounded for hours and it felt like a bit of a miracle we took off on the planned day.

This time it was a weight issue as the plane from Reykjavik to Constable Point (Nerlerit Inaat) only flies once a week so also brings valuable supplies and it wasn't clear if we were within the Dash 8's limit.

So we had to sit around for a couple of hours while things were checked and then we were off.

An hour and 40 minutes later we were circling over the fjord (above) and what looked like a very short runway. But these things are designed for short take off and landing (STOL) operation so with an intense engine buzz we were down. 

Soon we were walking down the water's edge and could see our home for the next week. This was the schooner Opal, and what a beauty it is:

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