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South Greenland - Dag 17 : The way back

It was again cold and foggy in the morning. Walking went well, although there were sections with many scrubs and boulders. Around 15:00 I reached the point where I started a new section of my route. I had to climb a very steep hill in order to reach the adjacent fjord. There were very few rivers in this area, so I took a small detour to be able to camp next to a stream. The views were again very beautiful. I walked about 20 km this day, which was a record for this trip thus far. If the landscape would have been flat and open I estimate I would have averaged around 25 km per day, but because of all the hills, swamps, boulders, and bushes I usually reach only 15-18 km per day and during my first loop even less. The next day would again involve some climbing. I also planned to visit Hvalso church, which is around 700 years old. As it is on the Unesco heritage list, I dared to hope I would recognize it. According to my map I had already passed more than 10 ruins during this trip, but wouldn't have recognized any of them as such.

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