The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Monday 26 June 2017


Today's little amble was short enough not to be worthy of a mention here, except that the surroundings were so remarkable that I thought I'd share a few snaps:

First the big picture of what's across the fjord from us:

The Svartisen glacier, which is the second largest glacier I'm Scandinavia.

Having overshot both the outward and return paths of our intended loop on the first pass, without seeing them, we found ourselves walking past this enviable fjordside residence...

...before we backtracked (incurring the wrath of a dive-bombing tern for the second time) and put ourselves right.

Even more enviable when the deck came into view.

Descending steeply through some woodland (Norway isn't short on woodland) and past various information signs we bottomed out at sea level, at a picnic-/view-point built out over the edge of the water:

The rest of the way was through more woodland, regaining the height we had lost, with a couple of extra undulations thrown in for good measure.

We timed it well, completing the little outing in one of the only dry spells all day, meaning it was only our feet that got wet from the grass.

I have today found out some information about other walks in the area, so if the weather perks up we may get out for something a little longer later in the week.

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