After a night in Iceland we were off again to Greenland. The views as we arrived at Kulusuk were beyond breathtaking, with a land of ice and stunning whiteness stretching as far as the eye could see. However, there was no time to stop and we were moving on again, this time by helicopter to Tasiilaq where we could recharge our batteries (literally!) and spend our last few nights eating proper food and sleeping in a bed- a luxury that we take for granted! We were able to meet with the local community and visit a local school to find out more about living and learning in the harsh Arctic environment.
In an attempt to refresh our minds (and bodies!) with our Nordic training we set of on our skis to observe the sea ice, only to find that someone or something had beat us to it! Fresh in the snow were the prints of a Polar bear... We later learnt that there had been reports of a sighting in the settlement that morning. This was a totally awesome yet humbling experience and unexpected for this time of year. We set off for the ice cap tomorrow (Tuesday) and the reality of what we are hoping to achieve fills me with a mixture of exhilaration and determination.