One of the high-points of our trip is the Qalerallit Fjord where three glaciers meet from the Inland Ice. At the innermost part of the fjord we pass mountains with bird colonies of ivory gulls. They look turquoise as they fly by above us because of the reflection from the fjord.
We paddle our way to the most amazing sand beach and camp out overlooking the glacier front that is fragmented into palatial columns. Every time the glacier calves the ground shakes beneath our feet. Here it feels like time is standing still and the everyday bustle just does not exist.
WHALE SAFARI IN A KAYAK
After a good night’s sleep we enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning sun. To our surprise a seal floats by on an ice floe. It was clapping its stomach, shaking its white mustache and giving us a great start to our day. We set out in Tuno an area connected to the open sea.
Suddenly we hear a big breath and a couple of hundred meters away from us, we see some humpback whales! They are blowing water steam about 13 times before they lift their bellies above the water only to dive. For two hours we find ourselves on a whale safari completely captivated.
We talk about the whales all day and about how fortunate we feel to be right here right now. In our camp on the last night of our trip the overwhelming display continues.
First the sunset over the bay of icebergs and then the Northern Lights! Our experiences melted into the simple life. All we needed was the kayaks. It was a time to simply be, a time to reflect on life, relax and reconnect to oneself.
Dear Greenland, till we meet again.