So far, so good. But the summer is far from being over and much still has to be accomplished. Now, as all the INUK participants have returned from foreign lands to the home base in Uummannaq, we are ready to begin a new expedition to the Far North, which is called Avannaa.
So does it mean that our Expedition North is ill–prepared? Some may believe so. They believe that one can’t go Far North without wasting 135 kg of paper on spreadsheets. And since we did not do that, they called us “ignorant”. And that’s OK. Because we are ignorant. It would be stupid to deny it. But we are not afraid to publicly accept it because we believe that ignorance it is not a sin. Neither going Far North paperless is a sin. And I will add to that just this: not only are we carrying no spreadsheets with us, but even the toilet paper we are leaving behind.
In preparation of Avannaa, we used all the Greenlandic wisdom which is plentiful. We will re-think, repair and reuse. We will not waste, neither pollute. We will try to be alert and humble. And we won’t forget to thank Sassuma Arnaa, the Mother of the Sea, for everything we get on the way. We won’t forget to ask her for forgiveness. Not for the sins, but for our ignorance.
a nice company with the same name whose leaders decided that we were worthy of it and that we designed a decent expedition.
P.S. Weather up in Hall Land today is looking great - just above the freezing point, and a little cloudy. The Weather Service