Catch the Sun

Arctic inhabitants have a special relationship with the sun.  Its 2-month absence creates a deep longing in the core of our being, and an overwhelming appreciation when we’re reunited.  Tears and smiles, elation and gratitude rise within us as the blazing star shines upon us. Catch the Sun When the sun smiles, smile back. WhenContinue reading “Catch the Sun”

It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!

On days like today, those of us who call the North Cape our home, can’t help but smiling.  With the air temperatures around 9 degrees Celsius (48 F) and lots and lots of sun, we are breaking out our short sleeve shirts and shorts. And with the midnight sun, well, we’re breaking out the bubbly andContinue reading “It’s getting hot up here… 9 Degrees Celsius!”

Living in the Light – Midnight Sun is Here!

The midnight sun is here!  For the next 2 months we will have daylight 24/7.  Two months to take late-evening strolls: and enjoy midnight hikes: And make the most of every precious second of it, as we store up vitamin D for the polar night season.

14 hours of daylight.. soon to be 24

The midnight sun is just around the corner.  In the next 6 weeks we will go from 14 hours of daylight to 24/7.  Today the sun rises at 5:15 am and will set at 7:25 pm.  This is the view from our house.. sun and snow, lots and lots of snow.

A 2 A.M. Stroll in the North Cape

When the midnight sun lights up the night time sky, it’s easy to find yourself still awake in the early morning hours.  After an evening with friends, I couldn’t help but take a few photos on my way home.  Here’s what the harbor looks like at 2 am.

The Season of the Midnight Sun

It’s officially here, the midnight sun has arrived in the North Cape.  And here is what we have to look forward to…This photo was taken last year in June.   Midnight Sun, Nordkapp Plateau, Norway If you want to follow the midnight sun this season, here are two webcam links: Honningsvaag by the sea andContinue reading “The Season of the Midnight Sun”

The Midnight Sun, Nordkapp Plateau

For those of us that are fortunate enough to call the North Cape our home, it’s all part of a normal day to live with twenty-four hours of daylight.  The sun doesn’t set for more than two months in the summer.  The longest day of the summer has come and gone, but we still haveContinue reading “The Midnight Sun, Nordkapp Plateau”