I woke up this morning to rain and wind still howling. Last night's stormy weather has yet to pass. Today was also the end of Daylight Savings Time in Greenland. Yesterday I was two hours a head of my home (EST). Today I am only one. But I was starting to get used to Icelandic time (four hours ahead). My internal clock is officially confused. Luckily its Sunday, so there were no big plans to attend to.
The day was a simple yet pleasant one. A few hours of working this morning in my rented room, followed by lunch at a Tapas restaurant with Alice. The walk there was...icy. Turns out, its cold in Greenland in November. Good thing I packed all that wool. After lunch, a visit to the Greenland National Museum and a home-cooked meal at Hans' made the day rather cozy. It was certainly a day to stay inside, as the wind was so strong it almost knocked me over a number of times. I am a bit concerned about our planned flight to Sisimiut tomorrow if this weather doesn't calm down. Greenlanders seem to take the possibility of sudden schedule changes due to weather with stride however. If a flight gets cancelled and events need to be rearranged due to weather, so be it. As is often needed when traveling internationally, we'll just have to go with the flow. We will see what tomorrow brings. In the meantime, here are a few quick shots of Nuuk's waterfront and some amazing exhibits at the Greenland National Museum & Archives. Not too many, I preferred keeping my gloves on today. But even under storm clouds, the colorful capital of Greenland shines.
I am an anthropology professor, writer, researcher and global traveler. This fall, I will be recording a research trip to Greenland as a virtual field trip for my students (and anyone else interested). Join us as we travel to the Arctic and learn about life in the far north.