After a full day at sea, we arrived at West Greenland today. We began the Greenlandic portion of our voyage here in Skjoldungen Fjord. In the morning, we Zodiac-cruised up near the face of Thrym Glacier, where we enjoyed the majesty of the fjord. In the afternoon, we made our way into Dronning Marie Dal, stepping onto this extreme land for the first time.
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Today was our last full day in Greenland. We all had a good sleep-in after last night’s trivia competition. Dave gave us a wonderful introduction into the Lightroom post-processing workflow as we sailed along through the fog. Aleqa followed with an extensive lecture on politics and political interests in Greenland. We all learned so much. After lunch, Andreas gave a sobering talk about climate change in the Arctic. Shortly after, we went outside to enjoy the warm summer temperatures in Greenland. Just outside Itilleq, on the west coast of Greenland, the fog finally lifted. We went out in the Zodiacs for one last time to explore the majestic fjord environment that surrounded us. What a spectacular end of the voyage. Back on board, we celebrated the end of our voyage with the guest slideshow assembled by our photo instructor, Dave. Captain Yuri wished us farewell as we sailed along into the fog. Photo caption and photographer: Beautiful scenery in a fjord near Itilleq. Photo by Patrick Webster