Norwegian Mountains, M°re og Romsdal

Runde Fyr & Rundebranden, Oct 31 2010

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The route

The route
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This Sunday morning was all about winds and pouring rain, but the forecast predicted that the rain would cease around noon. The wind speed was gale force (at least) along the coastline, so Anne and me decided to visit Runde Fyr (lighthouse). That seemed to be a good place to experience some wind! When we got to the Rem°y-Runde bridge, we saw that the sea in this sound was rough! I could have spent an hour taking photos here, if hadn't been for the fact that salt water and cameras don't go well together.

 

Rundesundet

Rundesundet
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We headed out from Goks°yr 12:45pm in light rain. The path was muddy, and we came across a pair of sneakers near a mud hole. The spooky question was; did someone simply abandon their shoes, or was that someone deep down the mud hole?


The gusts felt like strong gale in speed (20,8-24.4 m/s), and progress on foot was - if not seriously impeded, then at least impeded.

 

Arriving at Runde Fyr

Arriving at Runde Fyr
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We arrived at the lighthouse 13:45pm (one hour after leaving Goks°yr), and met a group of students who had spent the night in the DNT (Norwegian Mountain Touring Association) building. There was also one group of adults who were preparing to leave. We were warned about going out on the reef (or more precisely; told not to go out there). I'm a big fan of doing my own thinking, but I had no particular desire or need to put myself in harms way. It was challenging enough just to stand upright...

 

A man in a -foam- storm

A man in a -foam- storm
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After having felt the wind (which is why we went here in the first place), we headed back up. We returned via Rundebranden so we could have a complete round trip. On the way down from Rundebranden, I was slightly "disappointed". The gusts were strong, but they were not that strong. It's more fun with a wind that is beating so hard that you have to find cover just to think a simple thought...

 

Anne on Rundebranden

Anne on Rundebranden
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Pictures

The pictures were taken with a Canon EOS 550D + Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM F 4-5.6

 
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The round trip

1. Nerlands°ya 2. Waves in Rundesundet 3. Waves in Rundesundet 4. Arriving on Runde 5. Goks°yr 6. Sukkertoppen, ┼lesund 7. Creek above Goks°yr 8. Heading up from Goks°yr 9. Goks°yr 10. What happened here? 11. Along the muddy path 12. Runde Fyr 13. Runde Fyr 14. Descending to Runde Fyr 15. Descending to Runde Fyr 16. Descending to Runde Fyr 17. Descending to Runde Fyr 18. A bit unsteady 19. Small waves 20. Big splashes 21. Foam storm! 22. Flying foam 23. View up 24. Leaving 25. Approaching Rundebranden 26. On Rundebranden

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