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 be fine. Before leaving I wandered out onto the beach and nearly got blown into the sea, the wind was so strong!

Anyway, it’s goodbye to the cabin and the view I’ve had for the past few days…

View of the beach from the window of a cabin at Ramberg

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View of the beach from the window of a cabin at Ramberg

I headed further south-west down the E10, stopping briefly to look at the village of Sund. The wind was still pretty strong so I didn’t hang around; took a quick photo of the stormy weather and left.

Sund harbour during an autumn storm

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Sund harbour during an autumn storm

I continued on to my next destination, Reine, and Lilian’s Det Gamle Hotellet (The old hotel). I dropped my stuff off in my room and popped next door to the little cafe/shop Bringen Blomster  for some tea and cake. A quick photo of the cabins on the marina too

Red cabins on the waterfront at Reine

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Red cabins on the waterfront at Reine

By this point the wind was up to full strength, blowing a constant gale with occasional hurricane strength winds. Lilian seemed slightly worried about her roof, and as the house is built of lots of wood it was shifting around and creaking. I hid inside for a while! Around 5:30 the wind had backed off a bit, so I headed out to the shop to grab a couple of things, and then drove back up the E10 to Hamnøy, the first island you come to when you exit the tunnel on the main road. I was hoping as some clearer patches of sky appeared on the tail end of the storm it would make a dramatic sky for a photo, and after sitting in the car for 10 minutes waiting, I was rewarded with a brief break in the weather.

The small fishing village island of Hamnøy, near Reine

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The small fishing village island of Hamnøy, near Reine

I headed back to Reine, stopping for a photo at the entrance to the village before finding some food. Unsure of plans for tomorrow yet, the wind is meant to be a little calmer than today, but still with some rain about. I’ll probably drive down to Å, the last village along which marks the western end of the E10 road.

Village of Reine in Lofoten at sunset after a storm passed through

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Village of Reine in Lofoten at sunset after a storm passed through

 

 


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