For the inaugural Greenland expedition, we had a wonderful group. This was one of our best days, a morning landing on Red Island followed by a long zodiac cruise along the Red Fjord to rendezvous back with Ezra, our ship.
Home Away from Home
Ezra, a wonderful 44 foot wooden sailing vessel, and our home for the duration of the expedition. This was our sight of her as we returned from our zodiac excursion on that day. A welcome sight!
Scoresbysund has some of the most incredible landscapes I've seen, surpassing even Antarctica. Immense mountains are cut through by massive glaciers.
Sense of humour is mandatory!
One of the best things about the trip is how the group gels together. This was made on the second morning during a zodiac cruise in an ice-choked fjord.
Pondering the possibilities
With a small group of just four and a versatile ship, we have complete freedom to pursue our own agenda. Out for sunrise at an ungodly hour? Of course! Why would you want to sleep when this landscape is waiting for you?
Appearances can be deceiving!
While on the recce trip prior to the worskhop itself, we encountered this incredible iceberg. From the other side, the arch is mostly obscured, showing only a small opening near the top. As such it didn't look like much, until we got closer and started to go around it. The arch was revealed to be about 30 meters high!
It couldn't have been that blue...
We circled this iceberg for quite a while. In the mist the blue was unbelievable. I had to keep checking between the camera's screen and the berg itself to assure myself that it was being captured accurately.
The view from above
Ron, Ezra's owner, took a trip to the top of the topmast on a calm day to fix part of the rigging. While there, he spent some time making photographs, including this one showing the boat in its entirety. A pretty dizzying view!
Being on this trip makes you part of the crew, and part of the experience is helping to sail and manage the ship.
Choosing the perspective
Ron, Ezra's owner and Murat, one of the group chose different perspectives when shooting an iceberg.
Ice for Gin & Tonic?
Ice isn't in short supply! 2,000 year old glacier ice awaits your glass.
Even in mist..
The weather in Greenland during the summer is generally fine with mostly clear skies and sun. However, even when the clouds move in there is plenty of beauty to be found.
Enjoying a meal
Meals are a great time to recall the day's experiences and relax.
A great sendoff
One of our best mornings on this expedition was the last day. We discovered this wonderful spot near our anchorage which offered a huge variety of foregrounds for the fjord and sunrise beyond.
Harte Bay International Airport
Our wilderness landing strip for flights into and out of the fjords. The waiting area has a great view!