Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Gorgeous Greenland!

 One of the most awesome ports we have visited, has to be Nuuk, Greenland.  This quaint city has about 16,000 inhabitants, and is the northernmost Capitol in the world!  We loved it because of it's rustic beauty, and amazing scenery!
We were on a Princess cruise from Southampton England to New York city, a 33 day voyage at the top of the world... and this was almost the last stop!
Our approach to Nuuk, had some of the most beautiful mountain views I had ever experienced!

Even the icebergs were magnificent!
As we approached the area where we would put down anchor, incredibly the sun came out!
                                                      Even if only for a few moments.

The little town of Nuuk. A view from the ship.
Awaiting the tender ...Now that was an experience all to itself....Nuuk, has a floating dock...yes people, a floating dock just like you would see in someone's back yard! We had to climb up a very steep gangway just to enter the docking area, while the Tender was dancing about in the water...lets just say, I breathed a huge sigh of relief when I touched terra firma!

A view from the tender....on our way in....

Just about there.....oh my, isn't it beautiful! 
The colors are stunning, and I was so glad to again see the sun again, if only briefly...
From the dock we walked along a pathway into town...

Passing a schoolhouse

I love the School bell....
 And the Cathedral...we could see the steeple from the ship!
A beautiful old wooden building still in use!

When we arrived into the old town, there was a box to accept letters from Santa! Note the Santa Clause on the top!! And I look like a little girl who still believes in Santa...:)

We walked past specialized kayaks for fishing
and stopped in the open meat market for...well....just a look

The reindeer jaws and tongues were just a little to much for me!
The main town area was just a little walk away, we stopped here at the Katuaq, and visited inside. It is the cultural center, and had lots of exhibits...

walking back to the old town, we passed this sculpture.....


And headed back to the dock....
Sailing away, and saying goodbye to this beautiful country....May you never change...





















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