Thursday, November 15, 2007
DAY 4: Greenland
I had wanted to go to Greenland for a long time (Smilla's Sense of Snow helped with that)... but knowing that I would have to go on a prop plane was what was making me nervous (Didn't know the size of the actual plane but had heard enough horror stories about friends on prop planes...). I had taken my little orange pill and was wearing my pressure point bracelets. The plane was delayed for over an hour because it was late returning from the other side of Iceland due to the bad weather. Great!
We received our tickets which were printed like a receipt. The back had some sort of acknowledgment of risk, I guess... just wished I knew Icelandic so that I could be certain I didn't promised to give away my first born!
Finally it was time to board... we first went through the security check. I was surprised that it was as through as it was. They also had a limit on liquids but luckily it was larger than 3 oz at a time (heard that Greenland has 'skeeters so brought the spray). Then we waited until the crew boarded... wait there's a flight attendant and a group of Japanese tourists are coming with us... it's going to be a pretty big plane!!! (phew)
The ride was pretty smooth and the lunch was delish for airline food. Two hours in the air, seeing icebergs in the ocean below. We land on a gravel strip near a mountain. Tikilluarit to Greenland!