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Never thought I'd get to say this - I woke up to an earthquake.
I had already been on a nice hike to Høgkubben earlier in the day, but had to take a nap afterwards, allowing a bad back to rest. With a couple of painkillers "to go". I was pretty deep into the Himalayas when I woke up to the sound of "thunder". Being somewhat "off-line", I couldn't figure out what was going on. Ice melting from the roof, or an airplane passing just above the roof? The dog, taking a nap for other reasons than mine, seemed unaffected. He's used to a lot by now, I guess.
In any case, I was awake, and looked out the window. To my big surprise - and I had to look twice - I noticed colors. That's how it gets after months of miserable weather. The sun would set soon, so I grabbed the camera (and the dog) and headed out for Godøya. Not for a hike. Just for some pictures. Perhaps I would return with a moment or two.
The coastal wind reminded me why I didn't go higher than Høgkubben (450m) earlier in the day. It was quite chilly. I got to try out the new tunnel to Alnes. It turned out to be a "low-cost" version, with 1 lane for cars, and 1 line for pedestrians/bikers. On Alnes, I got a nice sunset and some very nice incoming waves. I noticed cars down in Sandvika bay. Surfers, for sure, but I couldn't see anyone in the water. I made a mental note about finding the correct camera setting for waves. The pictures turned out a bit blurry.
I didn't realize that an earthquake had passed until I got back home. Good thing that a Tsunami didn't follow, as I didn't bring any Gore-Tex gear....
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