One of the worlds sought after Passport stamps – Greenland.
Somehow I’ve booked myself on an ‘expedition’ to East Greenland. I have no idea what I have let myself in for other than an adventure and a chance to see Icebergs!! It is my 70th birthday present to me!! We keep being told ‘you’ll never do it younger’ so I did it! – Greenland is the largest island in the world but also one of the worlds most sparsely populated regions. It originally belonged to Denmark. Pop.approx. 56,483 and only about 150 live on East Greenland. I am publishing my personal diary here so please enjoy and put this trip on your bucket list!
We arrived at a small airfield and joined our charter flight, duration 90 minutes to Constable Point in our twin prop plane…. We flew over vast flat waste land before seeing a few mountains to the north-west of Iceland. Suddenly below us were small white dots , actually icebergs and as we approached Greenland the sea was dotted with hundreds of icebergs sunbathing beneath a clear blue sky. We dropped onto a dirt runway and were ushered into a half-dome shaped shed with 58 pairs of rubber waterproof boots neatly lined up!
As I reflect on 2015 I have to say it was a brilliant year. I spent time with my much-loved family, I acquired a new darling little Chinese grand-daughter, I travelled, I had time with friends, I pushed myself photographically and I’m still here. The aches and pains become insignificant when you weigh up the good times.
Many of you are too busy to read blogs throughout the year and I understand that. However I have chosen 6 of my most popular blogs from 2015 to give you some holiday reading. A little like short stories. Click on the blue links to be taken to directly to my blogs. Enjoy