NEWS FLASH: Summer has arrived in northern Norway.
The day before our friends Alba and Gérard arrived from Barcelona, the weather suddenly turned nice and it’s been glorious now for five days. FINALLY we too have some summer. It was a mad scramble for the sunscreen and sun glasses.
Jan and I chose not to take the 4.30 AM Hurtigruten ferry to Harstad but rode there instead over two days. We had just enough time for one of us to catch the bus to the airport, meet them and take the bus back to Harstad. Now we are a foursome for the next month.
It makes such a difference to be able to just wear shorts and a T-shirt in the morning when we get up, or in the evening while we make dinner and watching the sun slowly dip towards the horizon. We don’t stay up late enough to see if it’s setting now. Besides, it usually disappears behind a mountain somewhere.
With Alba and Gérard we retraced our route from Harstad to Sortland in Vesterålen and have made our way into the Lofoten Islands. The cycling has been wonderful on quiet back roads. We try to avoid the major highways if we can. The scenery here is quite stunning. Here’s a taste. Stay tuned.