Unbelievable Norway – summer comes early to the north
Thought for the day…”If you obey all the rules, you miss all of the fun” (Katharine Hepburn)
North Norway has been enjoying some unusually warm temperatures recently, not to mention some fantastic summer weather. Temperatures in the far north of Norway have reached over 18 degrees in April (plus degrees that is), along with clear blue skies, windless days and warm sunshine. At times it has been hard to believe that it is Norway, especially when the sea has been incredibly clear and such a wonderful blue colour. If this is all due to global warming, then I vote for more of it !!! The first photo is of the Hurtigruten ship “Kong Harald” in Alesund harbour.
Every day of the year, one of the Hurtigruten ships leaves from Bergen to sail all the way up to the coast of Norway to Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border. Officially, the radar domes in the second photo from Vardo, are part of the European Space Junk monitoring programe, however, a few years ago the covers blew off the radar domes, and a Norwegian newspaper revealed that the radars were not pointing upwards towards space, but were actually pointing across the bay towards Russia. No doubt there are also radars on the Russian side of the bay pointing towards Norway !!! Curiously, Vardo, in the second photo, actually lies further east than Istanbul or Kiev, even though it is Norway.
All photos were taken with the Fuji X-T10 camera, which is proving to be a joy to use, and with the 18-55mm standard kit lens (also a joy to use).
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