Why is it ....
This picture was taken a few years ago, during a trip from Ittoqqortoormiit (Scoresbysund) to Angmagssalik.
At this point we had crossed the entrance of Scoresby Sound and were about 300 miles into the trip, so about half way from Ittoqqortoormiit.
Sat in our kayaks, NDK HV Explorers, which we had finished fitting out ourselves and then shipped out from Nigels the year before.
Here we are looking onto the completely uninhabited Blosseville Coast.
The most amazing thing, other than the fact that in all probability no one had even landed here, let alone walked up those valleys and climbed any of the peaks - was that most likely we were the only people within a 300 mile radius. No one behind or in front of us - Iceland was 300 miles away and the west coast of Greenland a similar distance.
Quite a unique situation really.
A couple of days later while at sea we had our first Bear encounter, he was swimming along in the sea ice hunting seals and our paths crossed. A truly amazing experience, uneventful for the bear, although still very unforgettable for us.
And people often ask - why is it you enjoy kayaking in Greenland so much........