Durban 2020 – up up and away ✈️✈️✈️

Set off from Cornwall at 0700, arrived Thistle Hotel to park car at 1230, jumped an electric driverless pod to Heathrow Terminal 5, checked luggage in, cleared customs, enjoyed a Starbucks, did the mandatory duty free shopping, decided to take the 20 minute walk to boarding gate C66, boarded around 1515 and then settled inContinue reading “Durban 2020 – up up and away ✈️✈️✈️”

Reflections on a wilderness desert of ice

My trip to Greenland has come to an end and below are some of the better photos taken on the trip with a Sony RX10. Having had such an amazing time in Greenland on arriving home I have researched my next trip ‘Antartica’. I am planning to go in November 2020. It is truly notContinue reading “Reflections on a wilderness desert of ice”

Day 5, Trip to Eqi Glacier, plus additional midnight trip to Icefjord

I guess the test of any good trip is would I go again? Would I recommend the trip to others? I would answer big yes to both questions, my journey to Greenland has been inspirational and the most amazing place on earth I have ever visited. Watch this space for some additional pics which I’llContinue reading “Day 5, Trip to Eqi Glacier, plus additional midnight trip to Icefjord”

Day 4 Ilumanaq Settlement boat trip, tour and gourmet lunch

The boat trip from Ilulissat to Ilimanaq takes about 40 minutes depending on how thick the ice is and how many icebergs are in the way. The journey skirts the edge of the ice and as you approach an iceberg the boat slows then speeds up. Just fascinating how the locals navigate the ice asContinue reading “Day 4 Ilumanaq Settlement boat trip, tour and gourmet lunch”

Day three walk to Sermermiut and City tour Ilulissat

Day three started with a walk from the hotel Arctic down to the World of Greenland office in the centre of Ilulissat. From here I picked up my first tour which was a 3 km hike to Sermermiut. Along the way we saw the remnants of old Inuit settlements and as we approached the UNESCOContinue reading “Day three walk to Sermermiut and City tour Ilulissat”