Photographer's Note

By way of a change, this is another photograph which I took during a wonderfully interesting and exhilarating eight week trip to East Greenland in the summer of 1970.

This was shot at a place where we had stopped to rest for the night while we were travelling westward up Nordvest Fjord, the largest and longest fjord in the World. We were travelling in a 16-foot clinker-built wooden boat with a puny outboard engine and, as the surrounding mountains mostly plunged straight into the fjord, the only places to land were those where there was an entrance to a glaciated valley.

You can see the location, on the north side of the lower end of the fjord, if you click on Map:view. Here we are looking north (the fjord was just behind me) to the distant show covered mountains wreathed in cloud, the mountains on either side showing clear evidence of glaciation and the debris of glacial moraine occupying the foreground.

Almost a completely barren landscape, except for a few tiny clumps of Alpine plants, mainly red saxifrage, which you can just see around some of the foreground rocks.

You can see a larger version on "beta" TE here.

In the workshop I shall add a picture taken later the same day, looking slightly to the right of here and also including our tent where we slept for the night!

Both pictures were scanned from Kodachrome colour slides.

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