Norwegian Mountains, M°re og Romsdal
Runde Fyr & Rundebranden, Oct 31 2010
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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.
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?
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...
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...
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
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