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Month: May 2014

In the middle of the night…

In the middle of the night…

We are getting close to the midnight sun season, and last Friday the sun set was at 22:55 and sunrise only 3.5 hours later, at 02:25. The sky was beautiful around midnight and I decided to stay up to watch the sunrise. I stopped for a panorama of the mountains of Kvaløya reflected in the calm water, before continuing to Langnes. There were lots of wading birds looking for food in the shallow water here, and I managed to capture…

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Spring?!

Spring?!

Late April/early May is the hardest time for me in Tromsø. While I keep hearing stories of 20+ degrees, green trees and flowers from people further south, up here winter won’t let go yet. The Norwegians even have a word for this: værsyk (literally weather-sick) or sometimes also spelled as vårsyk (spring-sick) – often referring to an intense longing for Spring! We’ve had bad weather for weeks. Showers, showers, showers, and not much sunshine. The temperatures have been mild though,…

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