Up to the top of Norway – Finnmark
Thought for the day….”You will never win if you never begin”.
“The purpose of life is a life of purpose”
Today’s photo is from the fishing village of Vardo, in north Norway at 70 degrees north in the province of Finnmark. Vardo has three names, one in Norwegian, one in Finnish (Vuoreija ) and one in Sami (Várggát). Russia is also just a few kilometres across the bay, and the island is now connected to mainland Norway by a 2.8km subsea road tunnel. Vardo is also the name of the gypsy caravan used by romany gypsies in Britain. Vardo has a history of witchcraft, including trials of witches and also a witchcraft museum. Curiously, it also lies further east than either Istanbul or Kiev. It also hosts the yukigassen, a snowball fighting competition. The average annual temperature here is only 1.3 degrees, not helped by the long, dark artic winter in this part of Norway.
and a couple of photos from Oksfjord, near the top of Norway at 70 degrees north. About 500 people live in this fishing village, although the fish processing factories have all closed. As there are few roads in this part of Norway then ferries are an important way of getting around, including the daily Hurtigruten boats. Hammerfest is the nearest major town.
and another photo from the archives….a beach in the Seychelles islands…..
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