In the last couple of days several friends have written to me, asking how “it looks like” in Ittoqqortoormiit right now. Do we still have a lot of snow? Is it still possible to travel on the sea-ice? Therefore, I thought, it might be time for a little update.
An arctic horizon …. last sunday, on our way to Kap Tobin.
At Kap Tobin, looking towards Ittoqqortoormiit.
Ingkasi and his dogs! On land, there`s still a lot of snow and quite good conditions for dog sledding.
Ittoqqortoormiit. The weather changed several times during that day.
On our way home, we visited Elin and Alan at the Argelvor ( http://blog.argelvor.com/) in Amdrup Havn, where the ice still is very solid.
The road above our (red) house.
Yes, there is still a lot of snow, but we can almost watch it melting :-). Day temperatures between 6 to 8 degrees Celsius (in the shadow) and 12 to 18 degrees Celsius (in the sun) make the huge piles of snow shrink a little every day.
Last night, we were sitting in front of our house …
… having coffee and cake in the sun and enjoying the view (my damaged sledge has turned into a bench 🙂 ).
It is still possible to travel on the sea-ice close to Ittoqqortoormiit, if one navigates around the holes. The first holes and cracks were welcomed by those who love ice-fishing!
We are expecting the ice to break off early this year, but so far, it is still there!!