Last days of spring

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.

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An arctic horizon …. last sunday, on our way to Kap Tobin.

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At Kap Tobin, looking towards Ittoqqortoormiit.

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Ingkasi and his dogs! On land, there`s still a lot of snow and quite good conditions for dog sledding.

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Ittoqqortoormiit. The weather changed several times during that day.

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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.

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The road above our (red) house.

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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.

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Last night, we were sitting in front of our house …

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… having coffee and cake in the sun and enjoying the view (my damaged sledge has turned into a bench 🙂 ).

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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!!

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