Lofoten day 29 Blog 27 - ENGLISH VERSION
Yet another amazing day. 1-0 to the weather forecast- not because they were right, but because the weather was better than predicted. Yay! This calls for a bike trip to the Tranøy lighthouse. It’s a beautiful place, which we’re admiring while oiling the nerves that weren’t even tense. Peace, quiet and a stunning view. We were considering biking to Hamsund shopping center, but that would be 26 km and the bikes said they would report a complaint to the board of bicycles if we did that, so we decided to keep the peace. The board of anything always sounds kind of scary. There’s probably a bunch of lawyers and they need something to live off of, so then it would probably become a big case that concludes in the supreme court. I wonder if the supreme court (which in Norway is called the highest court) are sitting here in Lofoten, where there’s an abundance of high mountains. I would imagine that it’s a little too wind and cold at Galdhøpiggen (the highest mountain in Norway).
Earlier we had the opportunity to walk where the AHA dude and Queen Sonja had displayed their art; outdoors on a rocky path flooding with seaweed. It’s peculiar that no one wanted it in their galleries and therefore resorted to hang them outside where the seagulls roam. Nevertheless, they hang outside til august. Queen Sonja, we heard, came here in secret with the Royal Yacht. Maybe now it’s haunted ship?
There were also some ladies (mermaids, in fact) who gazed longfully over the ocean in search of their men. Unfortunately, they had sat there a little too long and stiffened a bit. Thank god there was someone with a kind heart who smeared them with a little cement so they wouldn’t freeze too much… although they still sit there and look out for their long lost men, while instead people come to look at them.
Later we saw that someone had set up a microphone made of iron outside on a promontory. There was a poster saying they were searching for talent. I tried it but no sound came out. Katarina asked my age (like they always do in those talent shows) and even though I shaved off a few years there was some kind of filter that excluded me even before I came to the audition. But at least I have tried that too.
Just as predicted in yesterday’s post, Katarina visited galleries and more galleries.. and just as predicted, there was all of a sudden so much to do on the boat and dock that I ehem, unfortunately couldn’t accompany her. I tried fishing for halibut which was unsuccessful, so pollock will have to suffice.
Later we brought out the kayaks and tried out the water a bit until the wind decided it wanted to send us to Tromsø. We weren’t too hyped about Tromsø so we avoided the dispute and paddled back to the boat; where juice, water and dinner awaited.
We’ve tried taking some videos along the way and we’ve managed a bit but the internet is shaky here too, so it will have to wait. Maybe the supreme court could do something about it? The ICE (wifi) box has become a farse on the trip, despite it having an antenna at the top of the mast. Maybe someone could set up some fast working committee, so those who travel to Lofoten in 5-10 years can post their videos on ICE. I think I might invest in a Telenor 4G router when we come to Bodø, unless anyone comes with any better ideas.