A Voyage To The Far North

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with New Paradigm Partners LLC EB #1326335

 

Two weeks ago, Mary and I traveled to East Greenland with Natural Habitat Adventures* for a look at one of the most remote places on the planet. We kayaked fjords stuffed with massive icebergs, helicoptered to the top of a glacier, hiked tundra carpeted with wildflowers, visited Inuit settlements that were first contacted by Europeans less than 85 years ago, saw amazing evidence of human ingenuity and persistence in an an impressively harsh and unforgiving environment, and got really, really close to more Humpback Whales than you could shake a stick at.

 

Humpback in Johan Petersen Fjord
Humpback in Johan Petersen Fjord

 

Humpback in Sermilik Fjord
Humpback in Sermilik Fjord

 

Bruckner Glacier Johan Petersen Fjord
Bruckner Glacier, Johan Petersen Fjord

 

Hann Glacier, Johan Petersen Fjord
Hann Glacier, Johan Petersen Fjord

 

Valley of the Flowers, Tasiilaq
Valley of Flowers, Tasiilaq, Greenland

 

Tiniteqilaq Greenland
Tiniteqilaq, Greenland

 

Kayaking in Sermilik Fjord
Kayaking in Sermilik Fjord

 

Kulusuk, Greenland
Kulusuk, Greenland


Our home away from home was Base Camp Greenland, a seasonal camp operated by Natural Habitat. Our group of 12 enjoyed comfortable 2-person platform tents outfitted with minimalist bathrooms with chemical toilets, excellent chef-cooked meals, a top-notch guide staff that really knew their stuff and never spared an effort to make our visit interesting and memorable, and a truly dramatic and beautiful setting.

 

Base Camp Greenland
Base Camp Greenland

 

Base Camp Tent
Home Away From Home




* Natural Habitat, one of the world's top-rated adventure travel companies, is located in Boulder CO, and was our choice for our previous Antarctica and Galapagos trips. Mary and I would recommend them without reservation - our experiences with them were unforgettable, for all the right reasons. Here's a link to their Greenland trip, where you can also request a copy of their catalog - it's definitely worth checking out.

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Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525
970-689-4663
www.maryanddick.com

 

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Richie Alan Naggar
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What a good share....I wonder about the people who make places like this their home. How extraordinary is all I can say

Aug 31, 2018 10:15 AM #4
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Margaret Goss
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That photo of the whale is amazing - I did a whale watching trip in Southern California last spring and only saw some fins a long way off!

What a wonderful adventure!

Aug 31, 2018 10:40 AM #5
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Wow, some seriously awesome shots !!!

Aug 31, 2018 12:12 PM #6
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Hello Dick Greenberg  loved the pictures .What an exciting trip  . Yes I agree you have been missed

Aug 31, 2018 03:26 PM #7
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Good evening Dick Greenberg,

Thank you for sharing your trip..the photos are amazing! Love your adventure you have been sorely missed in Active Rain.

Aug 31, 2018 05:47 PM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Dick what a fantastic trip and I am living vicariously through your adventures, glad you shared them here, funny I have been meaning to reach out to you for the past three days...but life gets in the way at times, Endre

Aug 31, 2018 07:13 PM #9
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Dick Greenberg - I've never been to the Magic Kingdom called Disneyland but East Greenland IS what I would imagine a Magic Kingdom should be! Your photo journal is refreshing to read and it is crystal clear to me you found a very unique and special place to visit. It is wonderful to hear from you and thank you for sharing your extraordinary adventure with us. I'm very happy for you and Mary. 

Aug 31, 2018 08:11 PM #10
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I am in total awe of your photos and a little jealous of your trip.  We're not in a position to travel right now.... we have aging fur kids who don't do well with strangers or boarding, but someday.... and that area is on our bucket list.

Aug 31, 2018 08:17 PM #11
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Wow, how beautiful! I'm going to request a catalog - that would be my kind of trip!

Sep 01, 2018 03:06 AM #12
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Dick- I am in awe of the whole experience! I want to learn more about the Intuit people who were just contacted less than 84 years ago. You have given many of us a virtual trip of a lifetime. Miss you here in the Rain!!

Sep 01, 2018 04:05 AM #13
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How exciting Dick Greenberg. Sounds like an incredible adventure. LOVE the pictures and stories of your travel.  

Sep 01, 2018 05:56 AM #14
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Hey Dick Greenberg - I  knew you were off on another fabulous adventure and the photos give us all a taste of East Greenland. I'm sure you enjoyed being immersed in Nature - what a backdrop!  Thanks for sharing the experience, and it's always great to hear from you in Active Rain. 

Sep 01, 2018 06:56 AM #15
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"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  ~T.S. Eliot

Wow --- trip of a lifetime and I would someday love to see that part of the world.  My wife and I are intrigued by Svalbard, but we don't quite have it on the calendar yet...  Great pics, great post.

 

 

Sep 01, 2018 07:46 AM #16
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Wow! That is amazing and beautiful! You are giving me the travel bug. Seriously. :-) Kasey

Sep 01, 2018 08:01 AM #17
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Sharon Tara
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Wow! The stuff dreams are made of!

Talk about a trip of a lifetime.

A W E S O M E  photos!!!!!

Sep 01, 2018 08:41 PM #18
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Reading your subject post on the email, you had me curious "Where in the world are Dick and Mary?!"  Maybe you should start that kind of post going forward since you guys take such unforgettable trips.  This one looked amazing.   Glad it was such a great, memorable trip.  Good for you.  Love your photos! 

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Hi Dick ---What an adventure!   What is next on your travel agenda?

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How VERY spectacular, Dick!!!!!!  I have to pour over this some more, but first wanted to say that you're (definitely) 

*FEATURED* in Travellers in the Rain group!

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Sep 11, 2018 09:12 AM #21
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So! Your Galapagos trip still remains in my mind as one of those I want to pursue for Larry and I to do someday. These photos are so remarkable, even the ones that you didn't take (of course) of you and Mary together. 

Really glad that you gave us info for how to get ahold of Natural Habitat. Your trips are always the best and pull at my travel strings! 

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I am sure the pictures don't do it justice. I will checking out the Natural Habitat catalog.

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