Heading now for Kangerluk meant going back onto the glacier, passing over the glacier mouth to the other side, and continuing from there on the south side of the river up to the fjord. I planned to have my next camp site close fjord which would mean that could reach Kangerluk within just another day.
The weather was quite wet again, not quite raining but a constant wet spray was in the air. This part was not quite easy in the beginning. I was struggling with a couple of moraines, meaning unstable ground difficult to get up and down. I was following closely the river.
The riverbanks were sometimes very easy to walk. Sometimes, however, the ground was superficially dry but when stepping onto it, it suddenly turned out to be quicksand dragging you down up to the hips. I used my hiking stick again to check the ground ahead of me when having slightest doubts about its stability.
Some hours later I was approaching the fjord at low tide. Now the river that started at the glaciers mouth was about 1 km wide. It calmed down a lot and its currents were by far not as strong anymore. At low tide, it can be crossed if required like I did two years ago.
Now, I was on “charted ground” again as I have been here before on my first trip to Disko Island. I knew what is ahead of me and I knew it is fairly easy. I continued my hike that day still for one hour to settle for a camp site that was high enough above sea level as well as being level and suitable for the tent pegs. It was windy with some showers of rain every now and then. I expected more wind to come, so I used all of the pegs I had with me. Normally 7 pegs are way enough but this time I used 12 to make sure not to be blown away over night.