Sunday, August 9, 2015


Today is the letter G for my Travel Blogging Challenge. I want to write about Greenland.  I am fascinated by Greenland.  There are so many things to see in Greenland and I would love to see them.  Maybe some day. 

There is the Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights.  What an awesome thing to see!  A well know legend states that when the northern lights dance in the night sky, it means the dead are playing football with a walrus skull. 

In central Greenland the sun does not set from the end of May until the end of July.  People are doing activities at all hours of the day and night.  The unusual phenomenon is due to the tilt of the Earth's axis in relation to its orbit round the sun. How cool is that?

There are glaciers that you can drive or boat to.  The majority of glaciers in Greenland are slow-flowing rivers of ice that emerge from the ice sheet.  It is not until the ice begins to move that the term glacier can be used, and if the ice breaks free or falls into the water then the term iceberg is more appropriate.  Ice is constantly released at the head of the glacier due to the force of gravity and the pressure from the enormous volume of ice behind.

Icebergs consist of heavily compacted snow that fell on the Greenlandic ice cap several thousand years ago - in some cases more than 15,000 years ago.  Icebergs are majestic natural works of art heading out to sea. These sculptures that are up to 100 metres high are a formidable sight and are best seen in the summer.

 The National Park in Greenland is a Arctic paradise.  It has polar bears and walruses.  It is larger than any other national park in the world.

Greenland sounds fascinating.  A place I wish I could see in person.

Until tomorrow...  

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