Ryten – Lofoten Islands

Cliffs of Ryten Lofoten islands Norway

Photo: Steep cliffs of Ryten rise from the sea, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  August 2012

…Continued from my last post…  As we headed higher and higher above the beach, across blueberry covered hillsides and rocky slopes, the views became more and more spectacular with vertical cliffs rising 500 meters straight out of the sea.  About half way up, I noticed some rain showers off in the distance and quickly heading in our direction.  And as I had not actually planned on hiking up a mountain on this afternoon, my rain jacket was back in the tent.  First a few drops, and then a heavy, cold rain hit hard, and with a frigid wind.  I tried as best as I could to take some shelter behind a rock, but by that point I was already fairly wet.  My camera as well from trying to get a few photos of one of the best rainbows I’ve seen.

But soon enough the rain passed and the light of the low hanging sun covered the land.  The wind was still strong and brisk but the light was too good to leave and a warm sleeping bag was only 45 minutes away if I were to start getting too cold…  With the sun about to sink into the sea, we headed back down  in the last light of the day.

Ryten lofoten islands rainbow

Photo: Rainbow rises from the land, Ryten, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  August 2012

 

lofoten islands sunset

Photo: Late summer sun hangs low over the sea, Lofoten Islands, Norway.  August 2012

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