During my stay in Kangerluk a football coach of the Greenland Soccer Federation was visiting Kangerluk to hold a football training session for the children of Kangerluk. This was a very welcome by the children and I guess all of them participated. Kangerluk actually has a very nice football ground with real grass. In other places like in Ilulissat or Qeqertarssuaq the football grounds are just plain fields of fine grayish gravel.
Later that day I met Jens. Well, actually he met me when sitting on the stairs of the store enjoying the sun drinking some soft-drink. I understood that Jens owns and operates the local fish factory (among others in Greenland). He takes in fish brought by the local fishermen, salts them, and exports the salted fish to Denmark. Together with his wife he also owns and operates the local tour operator Lyngmark Tours in Qeqertarssuaq and some local accommodations.
To continue and finish my hike to Qeqertarssuaq I needed to get to the other side of the fjord. I asked him if he is willing to take me over to the other side to Qivitut. I was somewhat surprised, when he just asked me about when I like to be taken over. Actually, based on prior experiences I expected an answer like “maybe tomorrow”. I responded that 9 pm would suit me as I intended to still have some time to walk around and gather some impressions about that place.
I went back to the football school continuing to take place in the upper part of the village where I met Lars again. We continued to talk and he told me that he knows the football coach and that he will visit his home afterwards and that I am invited to come to. I happily agreed to come at 5pm what I did.
The football coach did not show up. He decided to leave back to Ilulissat earlier due to bad weather that was expected. A boat tour to Ilulissat from Kangerluk takes about 4 hours if the weather is fine so he decided to leave early.
I was invited for dinner to Lars home. His wife prepared very nice meal of fish that I enjoyed so much. We were talking a lot about eating and Greenlandic specialties. He told me details of cold smoking fish, the different kinds of berries, Kuanit and other plants used in Greenlandic kitchens. Lars has a dog, the name of it I forgot, which like the other dogs is a typical Greenland dog, but unlike other dogs is a “home dog” and does not belong to the working class meant to be kept for pulling sledges in winter and laying around chained to the ground in summer. The dog is very well educated and trained and Lars is very proud of him.