And now it’s gone

Jane and I visited Nuugaatsiaq (photo: 2008) in July and August 2008, while living and working in Uummannaq, Greenland. Now, almost nine years later, much of what we saw, and even some of the people we met, is gone. A tsunami crashed into the settlement on the 18th June, bringing tragedy to one of Greenland’s prettiest and most exciting areas. It’s hard to imagine how people are coping, and suddenly, a place that is very dear to me, is very far away indeed.

My thoughts go out to the people of Nuugaatsiaq, and Uummannaq fjord.

It is possible to help through donations coordinated via the Bank of Greenland (follow link for the Danish page.)