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 this. No idea what this little hut is used for though.

Grass-roofed hut on the beach at Ramberg

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Grass-roofed hut on the beach at Ramberg

Later in the morning the weather improved, so I headed out to another fishing village, Ballstad. This port is fairly active and I could hear work going on the huge dry-dock shed. The village is split into two by the harbour, and rising above the western side is a mountain with a path up. I walked a little way up to a viewpoint to get a view of the place

Looking down to Ballstad from a hillside

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Looking down to Ballstad from a hillside

After descending back down, I went for a walk around the island you see on the right of the picture above. I spotted a lone building on a separate smaller island that looked rather pretty with the mountains going off into the distance as the coastline continues to the southwest.

Small wooden cabin on the island of Finnholmen

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Small wooden cabin on the island of Finnholmen

After filling the car up (and me) I headed to the north of Leknes to go up another hill, Holandsmelen. This one is a similar height to the one I climbed a couple of days ago, Offersøykammen. The gradients weren’t so steep for the most part, but it was a longer trip instead. The middle section was very boggy too, and at one point you had to climb up what was basically a stream running down the hill thanks to the rain the day before. Anyway, the view at the top made up for it. I shot a couple of panoramic shots, stitching together several pictures into one large one (the full-size version of the first is 17652 x 3342 pixels in size)

The first is looking vaguely from the south-west round to the north. The dark mountain on the left is Offersøykammen:

Panoramic shot from the peak of Holandsmelen, covering roughly southwest to north.

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Panoramic shot from the peak of Holandsmelen, covering roughly southwest to north.

The second shot I concentrated more on the peaks jutting out to sea on the right hand side. The lakes are Vikvatnet (closest) and Mørkdalsvatnet, and the large mountain disappearing into cloud is Himmeltindan, the highest on Vestvågøya:

Looking north from the top of Holandsmelen to the beaches of Haukland and Vik

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Looking north from the top of Holandsmelen to the beaches of Haukland and Vik


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