The Woods Hole Public Library will kick off its popular series of Winter Travel Talks with an illustrated talk by Falmouth residents Salley Mavor and her husband Rob Goldsborough on Monday, February 1 at 7:30 in the Library’s large meeting room on the lower level, which is handicapped accessible.
Their travel talk this year will first explore two large fjord systems above the Arctic Circle on the east coast of Greenland: the Kong Oscar Fjord and to its south, Scosesby Sund which leads to the Nordvestfjord and O Fjord among others. These two systems, which are the World’s largest fjords, are filled with icebergs of all sizes that are calving off the many glaziers that descend from the interior icecap that covers most of Greenland.
The trip was a photography workshop with a goal of capturing these spectacular pieces of ice. Goldsborough remembers that “traveling on a small passenger ship built to operate in this rugged ice-filled environment, we stopped each morning and afternoon to board zodiacs that would bring us close to the ‘bergs so we could photograph them. Other excursions brought us to shore for hiking in the tundra, and one special stop was to the small Inuit village of Ittoqqortoormiit, the northern most community in Greenland”.
The second part of this travel talk will show the couple’s trip on to Iceland, to explore the south east coast. This is an area with very dynamic volcanic activity, beautiful black sand beaches and of course, more ice.
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at 508-548-8961.