I came back from the Netherlands late last night, and was lucky enough to have an extra day off before returning to work. The weather is still clear and cold here, and Paul told me that the trees near Breivikeidet were covered in rime. So I went on a little trip to Winter Wonderland 🙂
I drove almost all the way to Sjursnes, and took some photos of the partly frozen Lavangselva. I finally bought myself a good pair of Arctic boots – not the most elegant, but REALLY warm and completely waterproof – I was able to wade into the cold river for these pictures 🙂
On the way back I stopped several time to take pictures of the rime-covered forest near Breivikeidet, and the huge ice crystals on the Breivikelva. The days are very short now, so it’s a challenge to make the most of the available light – but it’s really pretty.
Paul took pictures of very active northern lights in the same area last night – I hope I can convince him to share some on this blog 🙂