Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Traveling to Greenland

Today we flew from Scotia, NY to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. We arrived at the Air National Guard Base at 5am, put our luggage on crates, went through security and then waited for our safety briefing. We boarded the C-130 around 8:15am. All of our backpacks were hanging from hooks above us and we sat in 4 rows, each 2 rows facing each other. Simone and I had a small window near our heads that we could peek out of- some amazing views! We also got to check out the view from the cockpit, which made our little porthole view seem pretty unsubstantial!
After two 3+ hour legs of the flight, we arrived at Kangerlussuaq. We've all settled into KISS (Kangerlussuaq International Science Station) where we'll be living for the next 10 days. Tomorrow we start to explore the area. More posts soon!


  1. Wow you guys, that's a way better view from a plane than I've ever had. Looks like quite an adventure you're embarking on. Look forward to seeing more pix of Greenland and hearing about your work! :) Hugs, Kim

  2. Laura
    Oh Wow, I got goosebumps looking at the photos and reading your blog.. How exciting.. Can not wait for your next update
    be safe