I feel it is the right time to say goodbye as I can't provide you with any interesting photos anymore. There are some more left, but it gets more and more difficult to pick something really new. This is therefore the last picture. It was taken in July 2007 at 1 a.m. I hope you enjoyed reading the blog and watching my photos. And thank you for the nice comments I got sometimes.
If I return to northern Norway one day, there might be new photos published here. I am also considering opening a new blog soon, so keep your eyes open, I'll post information about it here.
This photo was taken the same day as the previous one. As you can see, the weather wasn't really good (it was the middle of August). On the left, above the horizon you can see a grayish shade. If it hadn't been raining that hard that day, you could see the North Cape there....
Our theme day is this month paths and passages. This is the path to Knivsjellodden, the northernmost point of the entire continent of Europe (which is in fact located on an island...). The hike takes about three hours (+ of course another 3 hours to get back). It you look carefully, you can see two tourists on their way to Knivsjellodden on the photo. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants
The dark season officially ended today in H-vag. From now on there will be more and more sun every day until we reach the midnight sun. However, as I have left Norway, I'll have to continue posting pictures I took late December/early January. So one more photo from Christmas time. Enjoy!
This is the church in Hammerfest. On my way back from Norway I had a short stop here as the first leg of my journey was with Hurtigruten and the ships always stop here. Unfortunately it was again Sunday (the last time I was coming back it was also Sunday!) so almost all the shops were closed, but on the other hand I probably wouldn't have taken so many pictures if they had been open;-) This time I decided to travel with an old post ship - Nordstjernen. It sails along Norwegian cost only in winter time and it is really small and cosy. Unfortunately I only have photos of some details of the ship (it started snowing too hard when I was done which photographing Hammerfest and I didn't feel like staying outside anymore), but I will post one of them one of the next days together with some picture from one of the newest Hurtigruten ships - you'll definitely note the difference. This ship really has a style (even if it is difficult to capture it with a camera). The deck was extremely slippery!
The snow plough is running here more or less all the time cleaning the roads and putting the snow aside. During a big storm, which was rulling Magerøya for about 5 days everything melted down. But we didn't have to wait long for the new snow to come.
That's a result of my new-year's-walk:) It's pretty windy, but fortunately the storm is over, it ended two days ago after 5 days of VERY strong wind causing different objects to fly and even breaking 2 windows in the house of my friend who lives here.