South Greenland - Day 14
Today I again intended on walking as far as possible. It was cloudy but not cold or rainy. A large part of today's route would pass along the 'Redekammen', a long and very narrow mountain. On my way back I will walk along the otherside. Today I mostly passed the usual lakes and rivers. At one moment I was sitting next to a waterfall. Continuously there were fish trying to jump up it, which was nice to watch. I am carrying some lightweight emergency fishing gear, but as I already carry more food than I need I didn't want to waste time fishing.
Later I arrived at the mouth of the river. It was nice to see the fjords. In the evening I had another nice view, but there turned out to also be a small cabin with people and a boat. Now I had already seen people only 1,5 day in the hike, that was way too soon!
From now on the path to Qaqortoq would almost completely pass along the coast, so it will be relatively flat. The entire shore was covered with some kind of yellow seaweed bubbles. There were also many clams and a few red jellyfish. While I was walking I realized that this likely meant the water would come up this high during flood, and I would have to make sure I pitched my tent higher. Around 16:30 (Greenlandic time, after 2 weeks I had finally adjusted my watch) I felt it was time to stop, there was no need to rush. It took a while before I found a good location. Both today and yesterday it took some effort to reached 15 km. I hope to reach Qaqortoq within 1,5 days. I start to feel tired from the many days of hiking, but am still enjoying it.