A Rainy Day in Nuuk
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.
11/2/2021 04:19:58 am
What’s the housing market like? That’s some beautiful waterfront property! :)
11/3/2021 12:25:27 am
I like how things are kind of close to each other in terms of from house to house. And with the Museum I know there isn't much In the archives but I think it's insightful in terms of the clothing are and boats were at a time because me being a history major it is interesting and that it tells a part of it through just the way it is, Good pictures too BTW!!!
11/3/2021 09:09:25 am
That amazing view makes me want to hop on the next available flight but knowing how cold it is there, I think I'm good :) Seeing the few different exhibits that the museum has makes me wonder about how different traveling was when compared to how simple it is today.
11/6/2021 02:04:58 pm
love the colorful houses, absolutely picturesque
11/7/2021 05:48:49 am
Despite how cold and wet it looks, I would never want to leave that waterfront! It's beautiful. And the boats from the museum are incredible to look at. Especially if you arrived by boat, it's kind of interesting to see where the technology started.
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I am an anthropology professor, writer, researcher and global traveler. In fall of 2021, I led an experiential eLearning project connecting US students (and others) with the people, places, and industries of Greenland. I redesigned a research trip into a virtual field trip for my students who didn't have any Study Abroad options. All of the videos, photos, interviews, and storytelling are still here to enjoy!