Monthly Archives: September 2015

Day Ten – around Reine

The storms of yesterday died off a bit today- it’s still been windy and rainy, but nowhere near as bad. Mid morning, I drove down the E10 to the very end- a village called Å. This is as far west as you can go by road, although it’s not the end of…

September 30th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Nine – onwards to Reine

So the weather got crazy! I didn’t get much sleep last night as the storm really kicked in, and the wind made a huge racket in the cabin, with occasional gusts making it shake. As the lady said when I left, it’s been there since the 70’s, so it should…

September 29th, 2015 Journey, Photo, Update

Day Eight – North coast

Today the weather wasn’t good, so no mountain hikes. Before I get on today, there’s an addition from last night. A brief break in the clouds around 11pm showed a little more aurora activity. I drove a couple of km up the road to get a nicer backdrop of the…

September 28th, 2015 Journey, Update

Day Seven – Ballstad and Holandsmelen

Today’s weather was predicted to be a little better, but the morning started out rather blustery still. From my cabin, I’d seen a little grass roof on the far side of the beach, so I wandered over. I’ve seen quite a few buildings around the area with “natural” roofing like…

September 27th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Six – Nusfjord and rain

The weather today has been somewhat Norwegian, i.e. windy and raining! It wasn’t too bad late morning though, so I took a little drive out to a nearby fishing village, Nusfjord. Nusfjord is a small village where many of the fishing huts (Rorbu) have been converted into holiday accomodation –…

September 26th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Five – Offersøykammen

I’d planned to have a quiet morning today, but the weather forecast suggested that the afternoon would be rainy (and much of tomorrow, too) so I decided to do another mountain hike while I had chance. I picked Offersøykammen- another that’s rated as “easy”, but I’ve come to the conclusion that…

September 25th, 2015 Photo, Update

Day Four – Arriving in Ramberg

Another few hours in the car today. I woke up in Lødingen to a nice sunrise though, before having some breakfast. Before hitting the road properly, I went a few km further past the village to an old abandoned military camp. There’s the remains of old guns there, some from…

September 24th, 2015 Journey, Update

Day Three – travelling north

Today I left Stockholm and flew north to Kiruna, Sweden. It’s quite a tiny airport… 3.82mm, f/2, 1/1015 sec, ISO125 I picked up my hire car (a poverty-spec Volkswagen UP! in white) and headed west along the E10. The E10 runs all the way from the east coast of Sweden…

September 23rd, 2015 Journey, Update

Day two – Stockholm sightseeing

Today I did a bit of sightseeing with a little walking around the city. Actually quite a bit, my fitbit is nearly on 28000 steps for today! Had breakfast in the hotel and then walked up Odengatan a little way. There were a couple of things I wanted to check out…

September 22nd, 2015 Uncategorized, Update

First day

Today I left home early in the morning and caught a flight to Stockholm. I made my way from Arlanda airport via a train, then a t-bana ride to my hotel. Unfortunately the short walk from the metro to the hotel involved a sudden downpour so I got a bit wet.…

September 21st, 2015 Update