Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day 6, Science and dogs

Today we visited the scientific station of Zackenberg. The station is beautifully situated amongst high mountains and the fjord. They even have one of the best salmon fishing rivers in Greenland ;0)
We did a walk up to the station, where i met a lot of people I know!
The logistical personell  and some of the scientists gave us a tour on the station.
On out way back to the landing site some of the guides, my parents and I waded over the Zackenberg river, most of us without getting wet and walked for approx 25 min to get to the old trapper station Zackenberg.
All day long the weather was beautiful, with cool, crisp air.

On the landing site the other guides and tourists had huge problems with falling water due to the tide, so we took a boat over there to help. This meant getting wet! Eventually after 1 1/2 hours of delay we had managed to get everyone out to the ship.

We sailed over to Daneborg, HQ of the Sirius patrol only 22 km away from Zackenberg. Anchour was dropped at 1600 hrs and after a quick lunch and some dry clothes we were ready to go ashore again.
The patrol only numbered 4 men now, as the others are on Ella Ö taking part in the SAREX exercise.
My good old friend, Anders from my time at Sirius gave a tour along with Jesper (with me the last year at Sirius) and Stian and Troels. I took the last group around on the station. We visited the dogs and saw the hole place.
After the tour we took the Sirius guys on board for some dinner and showed them the ship. The guys also brought a lot of souvenirs to sell to the passengers.
Late in the evening we said good bye and wished  the patrol a good winter...

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