Today we arrived in Nuuk, Greenland. The day before arriving Nuuk had been experiencing hurrican force winds. When we arrived the winds have died down a lot, but the sea was still quite rough. The ship was not able to dock thus we used the ship's tenders to go ashore during the day.
The missionary Hans Egede founded Nuuk in 1728 as the very first town in Greenland. Nuuk has a very rich and varied history and the oldest settlements date back 4,200 years. The Nuuk municipality has two remaining settlements apart from the main town of Nuuk. Both settlements are thriving small communities, each with their own church, school and grocery store. The inhabitants of the two settlements of Nuuk live mainly by fishing and hunting.
While the day was overcast and very cool, around 40 degrees all day, it was quite an experience to be walking around in such a remote part of the world.