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Diabasodden – 06th-07th April 2016

06th-07th April 2016 – One waterfall, four perspectives. New technology shows old beauty from new angles. We are looking at Hyperittfossen, a waterfall in De Geerdalen. There is, of course, not a single drop of water running there now, but this is not a bad thing, not at all. The ice is hanging on to steep, rugged walls of basalt. Hence the name. Hyperite is a kind of basalt.

Beautiful views, a beautiful sunset, little hikes in the neighbourhood, silence. Lots of it. A fire in the oven is warming from outside and a chocolate Easter bunny is warming from inside. What else could one ask for?

Gallery – Diabasodden – 06th-07th April 2016

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Diabasodden is a place of old memories. There I was told that aukets and gulls are two different things. And that there are aukets with colourful beaks that are called puffins. The first polar bear experience, which was an interesting one. It was standing just outside the tent, not much more than arm’s length away. A warning shot scared it away, quickly and for good. The night was over. The rest stayed forever. That is 20 years ago now.

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