My backyard, Honningsvåg, North Cape, Norway, May 11, 2020.
Balsam for the soul.
On days like this, we can’t help but be happy: The sun in front of us, the moon to the left (video taken at 1:00 Pm/13.00)
In just a little under 3 months the Arctic Race of Norway will be underway. On August 14th the participants will race from Hammerfest to the North Cape plateau. Today the official teaser was released. Here it is! I’m going to be there…… ARE YOU?
Today, the Sami People celebrate their national day. To honor their heritage and culture, I thought I’d share a couple of beautiful joiks sung by a Swedish/Sami artist, Sofia Jannok. For those of you who have never heard this music genre, you are in for a treat! The following song, Aphi (Wide as Oceans), addresses the struggle overContinue reading “Honoring the Sami People on their National Day”
It took moving to the top of the world to realize the dreams I`ve carried with me since the carefree days of my childhood. Back then fantasies became reality, growing wings and flying were possibilities, and painting and drawing filled countless creative afternoons. Ok, so I haven`t grown wings and learned to fly… yet. But IContinue reading “My Dream Job at 71Degrees North of the Equator”
It all started with a treasure hunt and a bad conscious: Looking for polished sea glass, weather-worn driftwood and other treasures on this secluded, North Cape beach, I also found this: And my conscious said, “You can’t just take the pretty things and ignore all this plastic.” An internal conversation started. “What can one personContinue reading “National Television for One Step at a Time!”
In honor of the World Environment Day, I wanted to share the trailer to the movie Trashed – thanks to Mobius Faith Imaging’s blog for bringing it to my attention. If you’ve followed my blog for awhile, you know that ocean pollution is something I want to see come to an end, and here in theContinue reading “World Environment Day – Take up the Fight against Pollution”
There are many that heed the call of the North Cape each year: Between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors travel to the Nordkapp Plateau annually. But there’s only a handful of folk that stand out above the masses. In the next couple of posts, I’d like to feature some of the Nordkapp pilgrims that fascinate,Continue reading “The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp)”
If you were inspired when you read my post about Tonje Helene Blomseth, then keep reading! I want to share another adventure in the making. I’ll let the following video introduce you to this traveling trio: Håkon and Henrik, both 27 years old, and Andy, an eight-year old Greenland Dog, are currently making the trek from Lindenses toContinue reading “An Adventure in the Making: A Traveling Trio”