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... 500px. With a blazing aurora at its back, this picture on 500px inspired us to track it down. Rod, after painstaking research had come good on his promise to locate it. Whilst no aurora, it was a sweet little shot to take, and one to keep in mind if the aurora Gods relent and provide us an opportunity one night. We debate still the sacrificial offering we might have to make to appease these Gods. I must say though that I am not at all pleased with ...
... can't be completely sure, but after about 4 or 5 of these, I swear it became "Can I Help You Off The Friggin Plane, Stop Pushing That Friggin Button'. Anyway, 10 1/2 hours later we arrived in Helsinki.
By this stage though, am already getting tired of having to go through security scans at each stop. In Helsinki (and later again in Oslo) even the belt had to come off. They take security very ...
... weird northern accent) where in Norway he was from... Cheshire he responded- explains a lot! We arrived around 10am and got into our dry suits hoods gloves and were whisked away to the rib which would be taking us out- there was only 10 of us so we all fitted onto the one boat and off we went- it was around 11am by this point and the sun had just risen making the sky a grey blue rather than black which is all we had seen up until now, within 10 minutes we had found our first set of ...
... down the road for about $100 a night or something, pulled out a map (again with the freakin maps, I never want to see another map in my life) and points me in the general direction. I walk where the map says and where she told me, but it's blocked off because there is a cruise ship in town - UUUUUUUGGGH. I turn around and try to get in the other way, nothing but old people and gates - UUUUUUUUGHHH. Finally I just said "I quit" and walked back to the hotel, ...
... s perfect about Lofofen - things move slowly, it's remote and it's a great place to get lost for a few hours. Or days, or weeks... I did visit the cafe this evening and, having lived on porridge and dried cod for the last 36 hours, treated myself to a proper dinner. Went for Lofoten lamb (proper free range), not whale. Or dried cod. I've just about got used to dragging my rucksack around, so I thought I'd reflect on the things I decided to put in it. ...