Shopping Trip

Last Saturday (23 September 2017), we had to pop to the shop for a few bits and piece. A short walk (about 200 yards) with great views!

Looking west and south to Senja, Sørreisa and the mountain in Bardu and Dyrøy kommunes:

Unfortunately it turns out that the ‘cloud’ which is in once sense producing some nice colours, seems to be quite pervasive, and is coming from the foundry (smelteverk).

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Blue Sunday

Last Sunday (24 Sept 2017) was a very blue day. After a week of pretty much unbroken sunshine, the day dawned, sunny, but hazy. This was my journey to Lysbotn on Senja to play for the morning service:

 

And this was the journey home:

Note the long ribbon of cloud in the last few pictures above.

After lunch there was time for a quick trip up our local peak, Varden (440m / 1250′). A fine walk up through the woods in full autumn colours, to the ‘hut’ at the top, magnificent views of Senja, and that cloud again:

Summer In The South

In August we made our ‘annual pilgrimage’ to visit Tim and Tracy in the south of Norway. This year the sun didn’t shine to order, but we still had a lovely, relaxing time, with some trips out between the showers.

Monday evening we had a stroll to the beach (10 km round trip). Note, the black sheep awaiting ‘whitening’, and the rowan tree full of berries (which apparently is a sign of a bad winter to come):

Tuesday we investigated the old tungsten mine across the valley:

Wednesday was Sarah’s birthday. We had a trip to the lighthouse at Eigerøy:

Thursday Sarah went into Sandnes to help with some errands, so Tim and I had a quick trip to ‘their’ beach. On the way we investigated a path which is alleged to run up the side of the valley 2000′  and over to the next. Can you see it (we couldn’t!)?

Friday we had time for a quick meet and greet with the local cuties, before heading northwards, to the sunshine:

Thanks for a great week!