During the last weeks we`ve had multiple blizzards, causing most of the sea-ice close to Ittoqqortoormiit to break off.
On February 5th, Ingkasi and I went out to look for a way to reach Kap Swainson, the cabin we often visit at this time of year. But the ice around Kap Swainson was too thin to travel on. By now, it has broken off and drifted away.
Still, it was a beautiful day, the sun and clouds creating unique artwork all over the horizon.
View towards Kap Brewster
On our way back
There was a lot of deep, fresh snow, so the dogs had to work hard.
If you follow “greenlandoutside” on Instagram, you might have seen the little video clip I posted from that day.
I recently lost my trusty 6-year old compact waterproof camera (Olympus TG-810), and have therefore been snapping photos mostly with my iPod touch when on the go, sharing them on Instagram. Of course, the battery of the iPod quickly dies in the cold. So, I am on the marked for a new waterproof camera, or a waterproof smart phone with long battery life. If you have any recommendations, let me know!
If you speak French (and if not, there`s always Google Translate 😉 ), you should have a look at the blog of a French lady who is staying in Ittoqqortoormiit this winter. She is putting a lot of work into documenting her experiences, and how the ice and snow conditions have changed during the last few months!
The address of Dominique`s blog is:
Now, this picture of my sled and dogs was taken yesterday. Ittoqqortoormiit is in the background, and yes, there is open water almost all the way to town.
A tiny bit of sea ice remains – but for how long will it last?