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Kabel­våg-Svol­vær-Lauk­vik – 03rd Novem­ber 2017

The wind had beco­me even stron­ger during the night, so we were quite hap­py to be alre­a­dy in the har­bour of Kabel­våg. It is much nicer to go for a litt­le walk and to visit the Lofot­mu­se­um or the Lofo­ta­qua­ri­um. Hats off to the group who went for the hike from Kabel­våg to Svol­vær in wind, rain, very wet ter­rain and approa­ching dark­ness!

Unfort­u­na­te­ly, the har­bour mas­ter had orde­red us to a remo­te cor­ner of the indus­tri­al har­bour of Svol­vær, for reasons unknown to me. The way to Svol­vær down­town, fol­lo­wing the E10 over a bridge and through a tun­nel, is not exact­ly what I con­sider north­land roman­tic. Con­side­ring the rather poor wea­ther, many pre­fer­red the cosi­ness of the ship abo­ve a walk any­way.

But in the evening, we went to the nor­t­hern light ent­re in Lauk­vik to enjoy the hos­pi­ta­li­ty and the pre­sen­ta­ti­on of Rob and Threes in cosy atmo­sphe­re (insi­de; the atmo­sphe­re out­side was rather unp­lea­sant). Ever­y­bo­dy knew ever­y­thing about coro­nal holes, solar wind, magne­to­sphe­re, acti­vi­ty levels etc. after the lec­tu­re, wit­hout any doubt!

Gal­lery – Kabel­våg-Svol­vær-Lauk­vik – 03rd Novem­ber 2017

Click on thumb­nail to open an enlar­ged ver­si­on of the spe­ci­fic pho­to.

It did actual­ly clear up a litt­le bit later on. The bus ride back to Svol­vær was a scenic plea­su­re, with the light of the full moon on moun­ta­ins, fjords and lakes. It would have been nice to stop to put the tri­pod up. But just enjoy­ing it was also nice! No nor­t­hern light show­ed up during that evening, unfort­u­na­te­ly. Well, we were obvious­ly not up for that bit of luck.



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