A Disko Day

The Northwest Passage Day 14

“Those who contemplate the beauty of nature will find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.”  Rachel Carson

Today we took the Zodiacs through Disko Fjord to Qeqertarsuaq, also known as Disko Island. It is largest island along Greenland’s coast, separating Disko Bay from Baffin Bay. Disko Bay has an average depth of 400 metres and average water temperature of 3.5°C due to an underwater mountain ridge that traps warm salt water. Sounds great for swimming! The plan was to hike on Disko Island, return to the ship for an outside BBQ, and then jump in the water for a polar plunge. After dinner, staff and passenges could raid the costume trunk for Disco clothes and start dancing.


Neither wind nor waves would stop the Disco! After checking out the Disco outfits sported by the staff and many of the passengers, I opted to get some rest.


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