This is part 2 of my annual camping trip with our youth minister / catechist. Part 1 is here.
You can see a proper interactive map of the route here, otherwise this small map shows the rough route:
After a night completely zipped into our sleeping bags to avoid mosquitos, we awake to a beautiful day:
A great view for breakfast:
After breakfast we broke camp, setting off in search of water for drinking and washing. First stop was Lutvatnet, for a ‘refreshing’ swim and a spot of washing up:
Then onwards towards Reinlivatnat for lunch. On the way we met our photocopier technician, out for a spot of fishing. Tempting as another swim was in the heat of the day, a slightly chill wind and the presence of snow right beside the water decided us against bathing.
After lunch it was on toward Finnskardvatnet. We gained some height and looking back we could see Sørreisa where our wives we otherwise engaged with a wedding.
There were many small un-named lakes along the way, some with the most amazing turquoise colour:
You can see an interactive 360 degree panorama here.
The view now opened up again with the islands out towards Andeness:
Apart from the breeze, the only sound was an occasional bird:
The rest of the walk was pretty much downhill, through woodland and in the company of a river which was also heading to Storbunkevatnet:
The wind dropped, leaving the lake like a mirror:
Not wanting to be too sweaty in the car for the hour drive home, it was obviously time for another swim. Frank also claims that he now knows how to avoid feeling cold: just keep yelling “Det går bra” (It’s going great)!
And finally to Olaheimvatnet, where Sarah picked us up.
Another good tour!