When kayaking, we’ve played with humpback whales, often for more than an hour or two!
When they don’t want to play with you they come very close to the kayak and then pass under you. Then we know it’s finished. We also wintered in Savissivik, 76’ North.
The first winter in Savissivik began in the middle of the polar night, in the beginning of January 2013. At this time of the year, the atmosphere is magical, especially the light!
A deep blue night underlines a clear light on the horizon. When we got out from the helicopter, we had the feeling of being physically disconnected from the rest of the world.
WHAT WAS WINTER LIFE LIKE UP NORTH?
Altogether we spent the winter in two villages, one year in Nuussuaq, north, and ten months in Savissivik. The differences in the way of life between these two villages are so large so it is difficult to say. At Savissivik, there were only 50 inhabitants.
We were adopted into a family when in Savissivik, and although we had our own house the doors were always open, and our host family’s children always ran in and out.
Generally speaking, life takes place in slow motion and it is not unusual to be without any access to the outside world for several weeks.