Spirit of Discovery blog
We arrived in Nuuk at 0800 this morning after departing Prince Christian Sound the day before last. The weather has returned to the typical Greenlandic sort, with overcast skies and occasional drizzle.
With less than 20,000 occupants at the last count, Nuuk has less the feel of a capital city and more that of a modest town. The major industries here are out in the open for all to see; fishing nets line the quayside, whale meat is sold by the kilo in the markets, and souvenir shops dot the high street. Some small ice saw us in and out of the harbour, but nothing to compare with the previous few days.
The site has been a settlement since pre-Inuit times, as far back at 2200BC, and has since been part of the Norwegian and Danish empires.
Our brief visit to Nuuk concluded at 1700 today, when we cast-off, bound for the fjords of Narsarsuaq, where we expect to arrive on the 22nd.
Deck Cadet Matthew English
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