April 18th

For only the second time I was visited in the gallery by someone who not only has been to Greenland but lives there, albeit for a month or so each year. Last week a man came in and we got chatting. I asked if he had visited the island. His reply took me by surprise,

"I live in that village", he said pointing at the picture of the huskies with the houses in the background.

Several days later another visitor came in and said he has a house but on the East Coast which he has been going to for 30+ years. he was a mountaineer and so I instead got to look at the pictures he had stored on his phone. The East of Greenland is even more remote. The main settlement Tasiilaq has a population of only around 1800. It is reached by flying from Iceland and looks amazing. If you like snow! A lot of snow!