Julius Tilerilaaquk, who lives in Tasiilaq
in the south-eastern part of the island, said: "In our childhood, we never saw a polar bear - not one.
Julius Tilerilaaquk, who lives in the town of Tasiilaq
in the south-eastern part of the island, said: "In our childhood we never saw a polar bear - not one.
FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq
, Greenland, June 18, 2018.
An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq
, Greenland, on June 24, 2018 Image Credit: Reuters
Anomaly ([degrees]C) 1.2 2.3 1895; 65.6[degrees]N, Max Year 2016 1929 37.6[degrees]W, Min Year 1899 1918 53 m a.s.l.
Distance Newcastle to Tasiilaq
, Greenland: 1,408 miles
Ports of call: Liverpool, UK - Reykjavik, Iceland - Cruising Prins Christiansund - Cruising Torssukatak - Narsaruaq, Greenland - Cruising Tunulliarfik Fjord - Qaqortoq, Greenland - Cruising Lichtenau Fjord - Cruising Tasermiut Fjord - Nanortalik, Greenland - Tasiilaq
, Greenland - Cruising Angmagssalik Fjord - Liverpool, UK
A week later, Tasiilaq
, our first point of entry to Greenland and one of the few inhabited harbors on the entire east coast, had a bit less than 30 percent ice cover, which is the maximum amount of ice cover Hummingbird can maneuver around.
By now, every creature in Tasiilaq
knows: A piteraq is colliding with the town, and going outside into the elements would be suicide.
Most of Greenland's 56,000 residents live on the island's west coast, with just a few outposts, such as Tasiilaq
, on the rugged east coast.
The Ammassalik area includes the main town of Tasiilaq
and 5 settlements.