I was heading towards Qullissat the starting point of my Disko Island adventure. Qullissat is an abandoned coal mine village given up in the early seventies. There is no public transport to Qullissat. The only way to get there is to find somebody in Saqqaq who takes you there. Going from Saqqaq to Qullissat by boat means crossing the Vaigat street. In total it is about 25 km in distance.
Arriving in Saqqaq, I immediately try to fix my boat charter to Qullissat and I felt lucky meeting John who agreed to take my over the next morning. The next thing on the agenda was to find a place for setting up my tent. As Klaus agenda shared the same item with mine, we joined our efforts. When moving around in the village we ran into Jeff or vice versa. Jeff is a very kind French guy. Jeff, who resembles Jesus by appearance, turned out to be the local tourist guide, not be profession, not for money, but out of kindness and personal destiny.
Jeff told us about a great camp ground nearby and took us there. Going there we left Saqqaq and were moving westwards towards a bay which constituted an indeed perfect campground. Before arriving there we came across ancient Inuit graves. To protect their dead relatives against forces of nature and wild animals graves were made of stones piled up around and on top of the dead body.
Moving on from Saqqaq to Qullissat proved to be more difficult as thought the day before. The guy, John, who promised to take me over to Qullissat the day before actually did not show up. I was left to find somebody else. Waiting on the shore I asked a couple of people leaving with their speed boats whether they are willing to take me over to Qullissat. My luck was limited as most people were bound to Ilulissat. After about one hour one guy actually agreed to take me over to Oullissat at the expense of 400Kr at 12:00.
With the experience with John in mind I rather was up for the safe side and continued asking people for an immediate transport to Qullissat and in fact about half an hour later Jonas came along.
Jonas was willing to take me over immediately. After some price negotiations we ended up at 600Kr and he actually took me over.