We found this lovely ice sculpture the same day we discovered Nature’s Snow Globes.
Water was shooting out of a drainage pipe and the constant misty spray, landing on the grasses below, created ice encasings around single blades of grass. Beautiful!
In the North Cape we’re taking a two month break from the sunrise and sunset, but we can check the weather forecast and find out with the moon rises and sets. Today the moon is setting at 12:49 pm and rising again at 4:54 pm.
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They’re here! I was a little off on my countdown and the polar nights arrived two days ago. No sunrise or sunset for two months. As we head toward the winter solstice, each day will be a little bit darker. Rose-tinted landscapes, thanks to nature’s design.
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Since yesterday evening we’ve had an extreme weather warning in effect…. translated as winds around 30 mps (67 miles per hour) with wind gusts predicted up to 40-50 mps (89 to 110 mph). Waves were predicted to be up to 15 meters high (50 feet).
Not sure how strong the winds were, or how high the waves were, but the Hurtigruta (Coastal Express) cancelled it’s route. The roads to the island were closed due to strong winds. And at our house the kids piled into our bed because they were afraid of the creaking walls and roof. So for this wimpy American living in the North Cape… it was an indoor kind of day