Quick Stop in Sisimiut; CTD Tribulations
This little fishing boat anchored in the harbor caught everyone's eye, it was so picturesque. The folks with the D-SLR cameras and real lenses no doubt got much prettier versions, but at least you can see what I mean. With everything so calm, you really get the romantic sense of the fishing life up in the far cold reaches of the world.
The houses and residential buildings in Greenland tend to be painted in these dramatic, rich hues of blue, dark red, green and goldenrod yellow. But all the land is owned by the government and so are the buildings; you can't just buy a vacation cabin in Greenland for your summer holidays. It will be interesting to see what happens here as Greenland transitions to self-government.
Remember when I talked about packing the container a few weeks before we were to get on the R/V Knorr in Nuuk? Now that the mooring work is done, it's time to pack almost everything back in it -- all that's left is some glider stuff that we kept out (just in case) and our own personal gear. We have one solid week of CTDs 24/7 to do, and now we're having problems with the salinity sensors and possibly one of the pumps on the CTD rosette. We will probably stop to fix them now... however long it will take... and then work like mad to make up the time lost. Hopefully this won't take too long.