Time to begin the journey south

Monday 30 September 2019

Woke up to snowfall around the van. I guess the Arctic winter is about to kick in. More snow is forecast throughout the day here. Trying to decide if I should stay here and shoot some snow scenes (more snow forecast for the next two days) or head back to Norway and the coast, where it’s 10 degrees warmer. Decisions.

0900

Decided to play safe and head back down the mountains. The snow continued to fall and there was a distinct possibility I would get snow bound in Sweden. I returned over the border back into Norway. So I’m now on my way to Skardberg where I’ll get the ferry to Bognes and I’ll head down to Bodø. 

The journey down the mountain was fairly uneventful though some careful driving driving was required to negotiate some of the tight bends at the same time as large articulated trucks coming the other way! 

1630

Caught the ferry from Skardberg to Bognes that took about 30 minutes and then continued down the E-6, eventually stopping in a large rest area near Tømmerneset with half decent facilities. 

On the way I passed Lake Skilvatnet and got some nice images of the sun going down over the lake with some grasses in the foreground. Certainly worth working on when I get home.

Lake Skilvatnet

The rain, that seemed to be following me most of the day, eased off and I settled down for a quiet, but chilly, night. The temperature now falls to freezing and just below most nights. 

I wild camped that evening on the shores of Lake Sardnesvatnet. Very pleasant.

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