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A storm had passed the western coastline of Norway. Not one of the roughest, surely. Rainshowers were still sweeping the region in unorderly fashion, but I decided to try my luck for some pictures on Sukkertoppen. The summit was a bit windy, but nothing out of the ordinary. I headed down the Trollråsa trail, and just as I had descended the first gully, a strong gale hit me right "in the face" and pushed me backwards.
This was at the only exposed point on the upper part of the route, and seldom have I descended this section with greater care. It felt like just turning a corner, wearing ear-plugs, then taking them off and discover that a freight train is only 20 yards away. Very weird. Why didn't I feel the gale on top of the mountain?
I don't care too much for or about crows. Except when they land a few feet away from my dog, teasing him. His sudden acceleration, trying to "get" the crows, is always a vain effort. It makes me laugh, though. Another exception is when they ride on the strong winds. These guys sure know how to have a good time! I tried to capture some of their "moments" with the camera. Not an easy task, but one can probably imagine the sensation. Due to their speed, and the wind, I had to shoot with a fast shutter speed. That did not result in a very good picture quality.
Enjoy, and if you have a local mountain, go visit it on a very windy day!
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