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 WW2, and some more recent.
After poking around there, I set off along the E10, continuing west through the islands. The scenery got more and more dramatic the further I went, with a few bridges and tunnels thrown in. I stopped off for a couple of photo stops early on:
Eventually, I arrived in my base for the next few days, Ramberg. I’m staying in a little cabin on the beach which is quite pleasant. As the weather was good today, I didn’t want to waste it (much of the forecast is for rain, but changes constantly!) so I decided to walk up the nearby Ryten mountain. Someone had rated it “easy” but I’d debate that. It took me a an hour and a half to get to the top where you can look out over the Atlantic, and down to Kvalvika beach. A couple more photos before heading back down before it got dark.
Finally, I was about to head to bed when I saw a slight patchiness to the sky. I looked a bit more and it seemed to be moving – assuming it was cloud, I took a quick picture from inside the cabin anyway, and it came out green! I went outside down to the beach, and soon the display got stronger and more defined, appearing green to the eye as well as the camera. I took loads of pictures and there was soon a scattering of people snapping away on the beach. The below was probably the strongest shot. Spaceweather says that activity is currently “quiet” so god knows what it looks like up here during a solar storm!