Nellim Wilderness Hotel
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... the arctic sea..... It seemed to go on forever.
Tonight we are staying in Honningsvag, population approx 2,500. Pretty as a picture. Not a lot happening in the town but they do have a picture theatre which is a big thing around here and it is also classified as a city even though you normally have to have 5,000 residents by Norwegian law. This is where most people would stay if they were planning to see the northern lights. This is not even remotely likely for ...
Before we left we had a nice hot Irish coffee to keep us warm before catching our transfer to the airport. Just before getting our bags we met a guy who had taken some photos of the lights from the night before. His turned out perfectly! (ours were just photos of the darkness!) So we grabbed his email address and he said he'd send them through to me. ...
... to fall off! It was the clearest day we'd had so far, and definately the coldest.
After we'd eaten, we rugged up warm and went for a big walk. We didn't last very long, maybe half an hour, before we had to turn back because despite all our layers we were freezing! We had a sauna to warm up, and started the fire again.
We spend the rest of the afternoon lounging around. John finished his book, we finished the marshmallows, and had a nap until ...
... to see if there's any activity, while the other one gets to stay nice and warm inside and only gets woken if there's something going on. An intense game of last card took place and we decided on 'best of 3'. I lost. Several times. So it was my duty to go and check. (I actually only did the first watch, John caved in when I didn't want to get up anymore!)
Unfortunately neither of us saw anything. The search continues...
... warm. We met some nice couples while we were waiting for everyone to get ready, and then we had a quick demonstration on how to drive the sledge. You could hear the dogs rearing to go in the background, barking and getting themselves excited!
I was a passanger first, so I got into the sledge and John stood on the back. I was a bit nervous that the dogs would take off and John wouldn't be ready! Visions of my sledge being ...