This 17 day cruise was always going to have a lot of at sea days as our first stop in Greenland - Qaqortoq (or Cuckoo Clock as the comedian christened it) is some 1,875 nautical miles from Dover. We had a fairly rough ride up to Greenland as once we came away from the shelter of Ireland we were at the mercy of the Atlantic for 3 days.
We ended up arriving late at Qaqortoq as during the night before a heavy fog came down - we couldn't even see the sea from our balcony as the whole ship was shrouded in thick fog - it was very creepy. Also the ship encountered a huge ridge of polar ice blocking our way so the ship had to do a huge diversion to get around the ice.
As we arrived so late at Qaqortoq all the tours were cancelled and we just had about four hours of shore leave - everyone was desperate to get ashore as by then we had been at sea for 6 long days!!!!
View of Qaqortoq from our balcony
A very fat husky
The local church
Church toilet (I'm not kidding - this baby church alongside the main church is the toilet!!)
After a few hours on dry land it was soon time to hop back onboard and make our way to our next stop in Greenland - Narsarsuaq.
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