Swimming in the Kvanefjeld lake



The lake wasn't ferociously cold.....in fact, after I got acclimated it was refreshing. So I swam all the way out to the middle and started yelling and splashing to get the group's attention. I had asked someone to snap a picture. I heard a few words from our Greenlandic friend Peter "......inaudible.......crazy Americans! .........inaudible.....". (Greenlanders don't swim, from what we were told. If someone fell in the sea, for example, they're dead within minutes - that's how cold the fjord is.) The American's reaction were apparently unanimous. I was told later that the first two people that spotted me in the middle of the lake both said "O-H, M-Y G-O-D! !


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