I breathe in the clean air. It’s so clear that everything has a razor-sharp outline against the blue sky. The scenery takes your breath away. The green valley is surrounded by towering fells. In the midst of this scene the trout-filled lake of Storsø glistens in the sunlight. My family and I are on a hike around the lake here near Qaqortoq.
The sun’s rays warm your skin. A T-shirt and light summer trousers are perfectly adequate. I think of my winter jacket and mittens laughing at me in my suitcase back at the hotel. Who’d have believed it could be so warm in South Greenland during the summer? Well, there’s a reason it’s called the Banana Coast!
Ice-cold meltwater runs down the cliffs in small waterfalls, where it collects in small pools. As lunchtime approaches we feel the need to cool off. There are plenty of shrieks as we enjoy a refreshing dip.