The internet in Kulusuk couldn't cope with uploading pictures, so this next update is a bit late!
The weather in Narsarsuaq in the morning was so-so. Ceilings were reported at 6,500ft, but down the fiord the cloud dropped down to the surface, and going the other direction the ice cap was over 10,000ft. There was quite a bit of clear air around Narsarsuaq, so we decided to take off VFR and investigate.
Old airplane parts in Narsarsuaq
Goodbye to Narsarsuaq
The cloud layers were fairly fractured, and we were able to climb in the clear up to 12,000, and then through a 2,000ft cloud layer to cruise at 14,500ft. Temperatures up there were around -20c and we didn't pick up any ice. Once on top, the weather was perfect, and the cloud fractured and then all but disappeared as we headed east across the ice cap and then north along the coast.
On top at 14,500ft
Land starts to peek out at us through the cloud
Very rugged terrain below
The final wisps of cloud fall away as we head north
Apparently the ice was melting early this year
Looking west, up on to the ice cap
Some bays were still frozen
Interesting features in the sea ice.
Along the coast, nearly to Kulusuk
No polar bears sighted
There were some scattered clouds around Kulusuk, but nothing to concern us as we were cleared straight in to runway 11.
Descending towards Kulusuk
The owner of the hotel collected us from the aircraft, and after settling in we took a walk in to town.
Still plenty of snow left, but apparently 12ft less than usual
View of the hotel