Bye Bye Lofoten, Hello Vesterålen
I love it when a book finishes with a grand ending and am thrilled when an album ends up with an endless epic track filled with heady melodies; as well, I am lavished when one of my trips concludes right after memorable moments – if not the best. That’s why I decided to end this Lofoten adventure a bit earlier than expected after the last stormy days.
Snow is slowly melting and after a planned sunny day, temperature will rise above 6°C with a good deal of rain. Even if the optimistic part of me hopes for more snow, reason wins. I believe that the first impression you get of a place is important but am certain that the last one is crucial. That’s why I will not ruin it with a few more days walking and camping on slush after such fantastic moments.
As I am writing, I am now on a little island in Vesterålen, Norway, helping in the renovation of a lighthouse’s buildings. A storm is coming and I can’t wait to experience it here, isolated in the middle of the ocean. Bye bye Lofoten, hello Vesterålen!