Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Greenland, Iceland

In a few days, I'll head out to Iceland and Greenland.

Rumor has it that the names should be reversed. Chuck Cobb, Miami resident and former ambassador to Iceland, says I should take shorts: the temps will be about the same as Maine (and in winter, he says, Iceland is usually a little warmer than Manhattan. Go figure.)

Greenland's name apparently was a marketing spin by Viking Eric the Red (950ish, give or take 50 years), who led a group of Icelandic families to Greenland after he ran afoul of the law. Greenland's high this time of year hovers around 50 degrees.

Guess I better pack my woolies....

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