Chasing Northern Lights III


Ok, welcome to the Polar Circle… Rain, wet snow, sleet, hail, gale – you have it all within 10 min Smiley Sunshine is not in the list – it’s supposed to be delivered later and tomorrow…

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As it was tremendously windy (all the time 40 – 120 km/h wind speed) it’s really choppy out there

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and the spray is flying low Zwinkerndes Smiley

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So what else can you do than enjoy life with nice food. Being here this means “reker” (shrimps…)

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No – don’t look into the camera; enjoy the food

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A nice wrap

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The silent remains of the feast

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In general we were quite lucky as there is an amazing Asia store in town so we could stack up some real nice supplies and have a lovely brunch…

Green mango salad, warm beef salad, fried rice, cold rice salad, …

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Getting out in this weather is more a question of driving around as you are simply soaked within minutes if you try to hike

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Snow is blowing horizontally Zwinkerndes Smiley

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This is the downside when you want to do nice pictures… Wade through snow…

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The colours are just nice

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Very efficient snow clearing…

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Ursi is having some fun (and getting warm) while I shoot

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Looks like a postcard from the freezer Smiley In principle the beach might be nice, but swimming… Actually the water is quite warm (ok, things are relative) – we would guess around 8-9° which explains as well (Gulf current…) why it’s so warm here despite the latitude we are at.

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barren land

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Winter is going away

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But it will take some time still

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Another fun act…

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Which causes snow in your socks as well Smiley

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A bay on the island next to Tromso (Kvaloy)

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Now as a panorama (made out of 6 images)

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Bad hair day Zwinkerndes Smiley (no just strong wind…)

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rugged wildlife

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sometime it will be green again Smiley

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brrr….

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It’s getting evening

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the clams are really magnificent here

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Goodbye to the bay

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Another bay with near perfect slopes very late

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And our final finding Smiley

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