Ikateq: Debris and DiscoveryPosted August 30, 2015 by twj
August 28, 2015
If I had had a vote I would have voted “no.”
Since I didn’t have a vote, and without any discussion, our tour proceeds up Ikateq Fjord to visit an abandoned United States Airbase built during World War II.
On this occasion, dictatorship trumps democracy.
But why would we want to spend any time at an obsolete gravel airstrip and the adjacent forlorn remains of construction equipment and the rubble of overturned oil drums, discarded and left to rust and decay?
The scenery surrounding the airbase is as dramatic and pristine as any I have seen here in East Greenland. Yet, is there something moving and compelling and even attractive about this detritus of the not so distant past?