But the ship makes it easier to cope with! What isn’t easy is figuring out what comes first. A few posts from now – yes, I’ve scheduled it – if you’re following this blog, you’ll read about the ice being so strong it had to be broken up by a bigger ship to make a channel, and all the problems that caused. But I’m writing these posts with photos plucked from the same day in the same month over seven years. So on this day in May, the smaller ship that brought supplies to Uummannaq could get to the harbour as the ice was already breaking up. They did dynamite some of the ice by the dock, but that’s another story.
Anyway, when the ship did arrive, each day we would discover new things on the shelves. Sweets were often the first thing to be put out, and the kids could suddenly be seen, cheeks bulging, with a lollipop or two in their mouths. Cola was also gratefully received!
It might be strange to think about, but cola and other fizzy drinks would disappear by March, sometimes earlier. That first cola after a long winter was quite a rush!