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From Ofo­ten to Lofo­ten – art on Tranøy and nort­hern lights in Lauk­vik

We deci­de to spend some more time in Tranøy, it is too nice here to lea­ve without having seen it in day­light. As men­tio­ned, you can walk to the light­house. It is a walk of several kilo­me­tres, but per­fect­ly easy wal­king and defi­ni­te­ly worth it, it is a lovely place on the shore of Ves­t­fjord. Qui­te win­dy here today.

The lighthouse on Tranøy

The light­house on Tranøy.

The­re are sculp­tures and various pie­ces of art all over Tranøy. A new sculp­tu­re is added every year. You can find them any­whe­re in the land­s­cape, some­thing that is car­ved into rocks, flowers of gra­ni­te, wha­te­ver. So you can spend a lovely time wal­king around, always dis­co­vering some­thing. Figu­res watching out across Ves­t­fjor­den, the wind eye, and so on. Beau­ti­ful stuff. Some real art, inclu­ding some stuff that a simp­le gui­de like me does not under­stand righ­ta­way … I was won­de­ring what all the black pla­tes with kind of irre­gu­lar white cros­ses were, on the rocks near the shore. Later I found out that the­re had been pho­tos on the pla­tes, but they had remo­ved the pho­tos. The white cros­ses were remains of the glue and not art. Well.

Sculpture on Tranøy

Sculp­tu­re on Tranøy.

Later we went across Ves­t­for­den under sail. Wind and waves – the wind direc­tion was just good enough to put some sails up.

Antigua under sail, Vestfjord

Hand­ling sails on Anti­gua while cros­sing Ves­t­fjor­den to Lofo­ten.

We had gre­at hopes for the evening, won­de­ring if the Nort­hern light cent­re of The­re­se and Rob in Lauk­vik would live up to its name and repu­ta­ti­on. Of cour­se we knew that we would get a lot of infor­ma­ti­on about nort­hern lights, but the real thing, the actu­al Auro­ra borea­lis? Yes, we were lucky! The sky was clear, and we got two waves of acti­vi­ty. That made a lot of peop­le hap­py! The­re had been acti­vi­ty also during the last days, but what does it help without a clear sky … talk about being in the right place at the right time!

Northern light above Laukvik, Lofoten

Nort­hern light at the Nort­hern light cent­re in Lauk­vik, Lofo­ten.

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (1): Spitz­ber­gen – vom Polar­licht bis zur Mit­ter­nachts­son­ne”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!

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