Photo: Looking down at Kvalvika beach from Ryten, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 2012
Near the top of my list for this trip was a night of two camping at Kvalvika beach. Perhaps one of the most spectacular beaches on all of Lofoten, I was last here in in 2006 where I sat in my tent for 3 days of rain and could hardly even see the mountains rising above me. This time however, I lucked out with some spectacular (for Lofoten) weather.
It was also the luck of meeting a stranger that I probably got some of the best photos from these last 2 weeks here on the islands. In the late afternoon I was shooting a few photos on a small path above the beach, looking to get a bit of an overview shot, but also feeling a bit lazy. There was one other guy camping at the beach, a young German, who came up the path and said he was going to hike up the mountain, Ryten, and asked if I would like to come along. ‘Sure, why not.’ was my reply, as so we headed up the mountain in the warm afternoon sun. …To be continued.
Photo: Evening light over Kvalvika beach, Lofoten Islands, Norway. August 2012