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81. Day 12: (continued) Near the Norse farm is a cultural center; upstairs is a new healthy cafe; amidst the lower level, there is a small one-room museum with many Norse artifacts; here is a "runic stick" artifact, showing runes carved by the Vikings long ago 90. The only home in Greenland that I saw which had a cut lawn was here in Narsarsuaq
82. Runes on a board, artifact from Greenland 91. A door into the mountain, a relic of the US base that had been established in Narsarsuaq
83. Iceberg chunks washed ashore in Narsaq; near where the old town "used" to be 92. Day 14: Entrance to the Greenland Arboretum; the arboreturm has natural woodland mixed in areas with planted trees that originate from near the tree lines of similar parts of the world, such as Alaska and Siberia
84. Day 13: Narsaq Museum; harpoons used by natives; what appears to be a sheath is actually a holding mechanism used to gain an extra mechanical advantage factor of 1.5 when throwing the harpoon 93. Natural trees (not planted) along the trail heading above the Greenland Arboretum; view of valley in the distance
85. Artifacts from the Saqqaq culture (2500-800 BC) and still earlier Dorset cultures who occupied southern Greenland before the Inuit arrived 94. The lone conifer was planted amidst the naturally common Mountain Ash trees at the Greenland Arboretum
86. Small bridge West of Narsaq en route to the Dyrnaes ruin 95. The broken down fence helps set a scale for these natural trees near the arboretum
87. Dyrnaes ruins, difficult to recognize except for the linear ruin across the middle of the photo; Dyrnaes is thought to have been the wealthiest Norse settlement or principality and to have included a church among its ruins 96. More trees; some are natural, others are planted; marshy spots make this location difficult to enter
88. View from Dyrnaes back to Narsaq (seen in the distance); iceberg chunks litter the shoreline; these flatlands extend northward to the left where there are farms 97. Day 15: Aerial view of a farm during flight back to Iceland; possibly this is the farm due West of Qassiarsuk
89. The Sarfaq Ittuk, much larger than the other ferries, takes long voyages up much of the southern and western Greenland coastline; however, I only used it for the trip from Narsaq back to Narsarsuaq 98 Large glacier pouring toward the Greenland coast.


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