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.