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Greenland Is spectacular!

Doreen Gunkel

This is a continuation of the Greenland part of the trip.

Nuuk Greenland is the largest city in Greenland and the capital. The population is about 15,000. There are about 1 car per 4 persons. The locals think this is too many cars. They have a good bus system so many do not have reasons to have a car.

In Greenland the towns and villages are spread out and there are no roads between them. The transportation is based on dogsled, snowmobile, atv, and boat is you do not take a small airplane or helicopter.

Later in the week I will put out some of the museum pieces that I have. Unfortunately, the actual dress pictures will have to wait. I am going to publish them at a later date.

20150509_122842 part of the fjord 1

This is part of the fjord that Nuuk sets in. It is way back off of the north see so it is protected.

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Back from the North Atlantic.

Greenland Gown Project

Hi!

I have made the journey to the far reaches of the North Atlantic and have arrived home safe and sound!

Much time was spent in museums and native food places. We tried anything we could find that was local cuisine. If anyone is interested in what we ate, please contact me at the below included address.
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Two weeks and counting

Greenland Gown Project

 

Two weeks and Counting!

Two weeks and counting!

Image copyright 2006 by Pedro Aragão

Greeting travel companions! 

Well, the real count down has begun. It is only two weeks and counting before we leave home on the grand adventure and research trip.

This trip is a first to get familiar with the region as we will be making more pointed trips in the future.  

From Denver to Iceland, then a hop over to Greenland for a visit to the Museum in Nuuk, where I’ll have the opportunity to actually see the dress commonly called the Greenland Gown as well as other textiles from the time of the Norse settlements.

We will be back to Iceland for some research into the tools and techniques used in the production of the Vadmal fabric.  

A flight to Norway will follow for the next round including the Viking Ship Museum and I believe our host will have us thoroughly immersed in the Norwegian culture. Of course a visit with friends is always a boon! 

Then it will be back to Iceland with an 18 hour layover for the trip back home.

All of the details are being worked out. The house sitter has been arranged, the passports have been secured, and the packing has started in earnest. 

This section of the blog is going to be the location for all to stay with us as we travel and experience the very places the Norse settlers that eventually settled in Greenland came from as well as where they settled.

One word though, the first week we will be in Greenland and the internet connectivity may be limited if not impossible, I will try to make updates to the blog when I can, and I will catch you all up as soon as I get back to Iceland.

Please feel free to make comments and ask questions as we go. 

I look forward to sharing this adventure with you all.

 

Be well,

Doreen