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On my recent trip to the USA, I managed to get some quite good photos of the southern tip of Greenland from the plane. Here are three. They are quite big, but I didn't want to reduce the size or quality, since the main appeal of them is the level of detail.
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You can identify the area using the map linked to near the bottom of this page (zoom in on the southern tip, east of Nanortalik).
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Where's all the green?
Man, that joke is old. First time I heard it was in a past life...when I was hanging out with Erik the Red. He cut off my head for that and threw me off the longboat. During the greater part of my next life I had to translate the Elder Edda from Old Norse to German in repentance. God, that sucked. The moral of the story is: Loose lips get you beheaded and thrown off ships. Or maybe there was no moral, I dunno.
My grandpa was posted in Greenland during WWII. He's always talking about the ice-cap there and how cold it was. It always sounded interesting to me.
I just remembered something I saw on the History Channel about this bomber squadron that go lost over Greenland during WWII and was forced to make a landing. They were later rescued, but they left the planes there. Then back in the late 70s-early 80s these guys went up there to see if they could dig some up. There were a ton of expeditions up there, and finaly like 25 years after the first trip, someone dug up a B-17, fixed it, and got it flying again. Pretty cool.
And that reminds me of this, though the plane obviously could not be made to fly after travelling "through" the glacier for more than 50 years.