With Anna away I've been staying busy with field work in Kobbefjord, but I did manage a day hike to the top of Sermitsiaq yesterday. Sermitsiaq is the iconic peak (also its own island) near Nuuk with a craggy 1200 meter summit visible from most places in town. It's also the name of the local newspaper, and many other community themed events. We had superb weather, especially considering Nuuk was shrouded in fog most of the day. Here are some photos from the hike:
Summer, with its whopping average highs of 9°C (48°F), is in full swing here in Nuuk, and with it comes a near-nightly fog that rolls into town from outlying islands to the east. When we first moved to our new house on the water this made for a few spooky scenes, when I would look out the window to see that the islands usually visible in the distance had disappeared and in their place were only Pirates of the Carribean-like ships emerging from a sea of fog.
Spookiness aside, it's a treat to watch the fog come in, rolling over the mountains and down the streets, often playing beautifully with the midnight sun's lingering evening light.
Last night we took a walk in one of our favorite areas, Kolonihavn (the colonial area of Nuuk), and wished sadly that we had brought the "real" camera. Fortunately, the light was so good that the iPhone sufficed. Enjoy and remember that pictures (mine at least) rarely do a thing of beauty true justice.