Another early morning after another late night – up at 5:00, out the door and 5:30 and up Bjørnhalsen overlooking the small Stamsund harbour to catch the sunrise. It was well worth the early morning and the climb up the hill.
I stayed up in Bjørnhalsen until about 7:30 and then found my way down again, past several Germans bunkers left over from WWII. From there, I took another drive around Steine to check out the sunrise on that side of the mountain, Steintinden. Nothing new, just the same herons, boat and ramshackle hut on the island behind the boat. I already got that picture in better light. Back to the house to taking it easy for a few hours, during the harsh afternoon sun.
I had a dinner invitation at Hans and Anetta’s house for home made fish balls, white sauce, potatoes and carrots from their garden and fried bacon bits spread over it. Absolutely delicious! The Aurora forecast was looking really good, so after dinner, Hans and I drove to Myrland. This beach is quickly becoming my favourite: the view is great in all directions and it’s easy to get to down the sheep path to the white sand and rocks and there are no people there, at least not in the 3 times that I’ve been there.
The first Aurora shot was taken at 8:16 and, again, the sky wasn’t completely dark, so the blue sky, blue water and colourful sunset were outstanding. What a treat….what an awesome experience!
Mother Nature put on another great light show until about 10:30, so I was back at the house about 11:15. Once again, I didn’t shut the lights out until almost 2:00.