It was my second morning at North Cape and I felt my inner tachometer was showing less and less rounds per minute. Maybe I should consider going home before I liked this new state of mine too much…
Yes I did have food with me, to enjoy a misty cold breakfast by the car, watching the tourists come and go. So a fresh baked waffle with northern sour cream and brown cheese, as well as fresh brewed coffee, was not a neccessity at all. But it was a cosy morning with a view. Breakfast at Tiffany wouldn’t do much better 🙂
where’s everybody? are langoliers coming???
It was a single solitary journey until I got a company: then the weather changed as well. I had to face the fact that there was no guarantee for any better weather an hour later today, or tomorrow, or any other day that week. So any hour tomorrow, or today, was just as good to start moving.
Seeing a sign like that you do wonder if they mean the road will go up and down or right and left.
Apparently, both. Hm… speaking of efficient communication 🙂
It must be a local treat – or bus drivers driving test: no side shields or poles on sharp turns in the mountains. And: 70 km/h. Do they mean slow down? no shtting?
Starting to appreciate the tunnels as a dark place with no rain.
Diffuse light gave each detail onthe road its specific glow 🙂
go with the flow 🙂 No you don’t fall asleep on the road like this, no )) but a bit mesmerized, you can.
Why would they even bother having speed limit signs? Campers do the job much more organized and effective… They are everywhere!!!
Yeah I should look more on the road. But it happens so much more in the sky!
Grey everything: welcome to the white, I mean grey, silence; what a wonderful background for thoughts!
There is a mountain and a cloud ahead of me. And from my point of view, or my current objecives, they are pretty equal… looks similar! My point is, you can’t talk about the equality unless you tried to climb the issues to compare.
I got a hitchhiker as a company! So now there is somebody to take a picture of me, too! As if there was not enough with selfies already…
We lost the second car though… Well well. The we need some fresh water and some warm water to the thermos anyway.
…and when I think about it a little bit longer, I feel I am a little bit hungry, too… Featuring my favourite souvenir from the giftshop: this blue jacket hopefully got its new owner when I lost it by the swimming pool in Lund a month later.
Café de la sierra 🙂
Northern coastline jazz 🙂 Rythm on the ground, melody in the sky
What do you have a life for? This old guy, after he lost his wife, took his tractor, hooked a camper to it, and travelled from his home in Southern Germany here, to the North Cape. Doing about 20 km/day, it only took him 2 months to get here. Did he really need to wait until his wife passed away to do this???
This is the entrance to the Saami (Laplands) silversmith store. You never can tell…
A price tag looks a bit off here 🙂 but well, it could be a nice souvenir 🙂 if you like fishing!
Patterns I learnt to recognize from Alta… dynamic geometry. wonderful 🙂
🙂 I am supposed to be a buyer but I was sold completely on this one 🙂 the Lappland Sun. This pattern: a start, a swirl & a heart, was following me through the last week and finally I got a name to the face ))) Makes perfect sense!
Driving beween the mirrors, watch out for endless reflections 😉
Me and my navigator talking while our passenger is sleeping: ”Ah come on!!! You can actually drive 80 here! Look at this road! What scary? Don’t look on the road then, look at me and DRIVE. You’ll never make these 600 km to the next stop unless you ACCELERATE!” Don’t worry, the chance you miss the turn is very little – it’s coming first somewhere after 185 km…”
A break for coffee and a sandwich. I think the dog was a bit hungry, too…
the beach feeling 🙂 sand dunes by the warm road and a lake just on the other side of the car
🙂 Now I am officially closer to home (appr 1900 km) than to the North Pole (appr. 2600).
not so fast!!! )))
Okay. I was not that much in a hurry to get home anyway.
You’ve got to love the journey to appreciate the road 🙂
… it feels like, if I follow the advice and drive 70, this shy little sign ”sharp turn to the left” won’t do much, nor in time…
Feel blessed that I don’t have to write this on my home adress-field…
You wanna rent a bike? Go to Ven or something…
I hate roll-a-coasters, but what do you do but have fun, when the road seem to have the same intention as a waterfall…
I couldn’t help the feeling that this ”60” referred least of all to the speed limit…
We are actually in Finland now. I think. I am not sure since the heaven took over the attention for a long time ago, and there there were no borders for senses or colours.
…right up to the moment when the sky decided to pay a visit. We were water planning so may times that I was about to get tinitus from the passenger’s screaming )) Full focus on the road, and all went fine. Roll-a-coaster huh…
A half an hour later it was all over. Fresh violet sky and shining road (and we even started to meet other cars…)
I know where Michelangelo got his inspiration from ))) The models are still there for anyone to follow…
somewhere under the raindbow..
Stunning light effects – you need the whole sky to see and appreciate this!
That was like to be in a vivid conversation that the earth was having with the sky 🙂 very vivid… untainted 🙂 Same as in a couple of persons – same load, but more discrete. I wonder, if we are not too discrete – from each other…
Saw arrangements like this several times, have no idea what this is about 🙂 Don’t think it scares animals that much: maybe tourists?
Forest after the storm 🙂 lovely smells, lights and sounds
I thought is was kittens… As they played on the road. Hello foxy lady?
Nää we didn’t really need to stop here. And considering the amount of mosquitoes, it was not particularly smart either. It got to be a tough test to the Nordic Summer ointment (tjohooo! it worked!! there were many good words said to and about the fiend of mine who borrowed me this magic for the journey ))) since we couldn’t miss this evening mirror lake.
my hitchhiker 🙂
Blues symphony 🙂
Okay ) I made it to Sweden in one day! Loosing my company – twice in a day; well, I wish all other times in life it would be as simple to see that we have different roads to take…
I guess this is the last evening I enjoy the midnight sun 🙂
It was totally worth it 🙂
Following the Northern lights way… ) wondefull. No borders in the sky – that I have experienced now )))
Time to look for a camping site… not that easy when the road is narrow and there are no restplaces or parkings or… whatever. That’s when you realize that offroad is not a hobby, it’s a mindset 🙂
Advanced cooking. Tastes so well with only salt, cummin and pepper that I wonder why on earth I have a whole army of spices at home?
Here is my dinner, my lunch and a sandwich for a coffee break tomorrow 🙂
…see the troll in the background? 🙂 It’s time to go to sleep and leave the night in the forest to the forest creatures ))) It’s half past one after all….