The next morning the weather was dry and my clothes dried up at night as well. Today my plan was to get up to the fjord perhaps a few kilometers further so that I could reach Qeqertarssuaq in two more days having the opportunity to stay at the Fangsthus at Qivitut for two days to spend some time trying to make some radio connections.
I refrained from trying to do HAM, i.e. amateur radio, operations during the recent days. The weather was to bad to be able to recharge batteries in case I had to. As I did not want to have fully drained batteries in case of an emergency situations I kept silent.
I had agreed skeds at which radio operators in Germany expected to hear from me at specified times and frequencies. Later I learnt, that my friends got nervous when not hearing from me for a couple of days.
After having had my morning meal and drink, I packed my things and started moving westwards. I approached the river which yesterday did not look like causing any problems. However, things turned out to be different.
Thoroughly searching for a location to cross the river coming a valley called Sorte Hak and even trying a couple of locations this river was decided to be uncrossable. The current was really too strong as that I could have crossed it reasonably safely.
Two options were left, the one was going up the river following it into the mountains till it gets small enough to cross it, or, the other option, to go back onto the glacier, proceed to its south side and head towards Kangerluk.
From the fjord on, I knew the route to Kangerluk, and I knew that it means fairly easy walking along the fjord’s shore and that it would take two more days to Kangerluk from where I was.
I ventured for the second option as going into the mountains really seemed too difficult. The idea of getting back to Kangerluk on the other hand side was very welcome as it meant that I could get new food from the store in Kangerluk and even make some phone calls to my family.