Tagged: hurtigruten

Flora at Makkovic

Makkovik and Trees

How different this port appeared as I viewed it from the ship! Small hills with trees on their tops made me aware that we had entered another zone. Having viewed the obviously barren landscape of Greenland, the first thing that I noticed on seeing the port of Makkavik from the ship, was...

Harbor at Hopedale

Happy in Hopedale

After what appeared to be a week of crossing the Labrador Sea, the Fram finally reached Hopedale. After that crossing, I considered myself to be competent to survive the Drake Passage crossing in Antarctica. As is the case with adventure cruising, ports of call are always subject to change as is the...

Across the Labrador Sea

We had heard rumblings throughout the cruise that the weather might cause some problems. Other than a bit of rain here and there and some waves, the ride had been smooth enough. I only realized that some people experienced seasickness when the dining room had plenty of empty seats. On that day,...

Qooroq

Onward to Qassiarsuk

After the excitement of last night’s Aurora Borealis, I was motivated to get up early and get on deck. Not usually being a morning person, I enjoyed a sunrise, which is something unusual for me. I have far more photos of sunsets than sunrises, but occasionally, it’s worth the effort to temporarily...

Morning Reflection in Igaliku

Igaliku

The morning dawned clear, the air crisp. Our group leader notified us that the day seemed like a good one for kayaking. It definitely looked more practical than yesterday with its cloudy skies, wind and waves. I quickly decided what to wear for kayaking. On one hand, it was a bit brisk....

Paamiut view

The Port of Paamiut

Paamiut means “at the mouth of,” referring to the location of this small town located at the mouth of the 30-mile long Kuannersooq fjord, or in Danish – Kvanefjord. Cruising in a fjord means that land is usually visible throughout the journey. And being in a fjord also means that the water...