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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Watery Wednesday - Rainy Day Hike to Norwegian Glacier

A couple of week's ago I shared some 2011 photos of a rough and tumble stream that flows from the Briksdal Glacier near Loen, Norway. Today for Watery Wednesday we'll continue this trip with some closeups from the hiking trail leading to the glacier. It was a cool, rainy day--perfect for woodsy photos.

First, a couple of views of the misty, fog shrouded Nordfjord on our early morning drive to Briksdal Glacier--birches, turquoise waters, distant villages with the little red camping huts:




As we neared the glacier we saw many waterfalls on the rocky mountains:


Now the hike starts! And it took much longer to do than actually distance involved because there were so many photo ops. In particular, I was drawn to the many different lichen and moss covered rocks along the trail. Notice that on one of these rock, hikers added a small stone to a "shrine" as a meditation, a wish, a prayer perhaps?





And then there were the treescapes with rough barked birches, ferns, and moss covered stones--and tiny dewy wildflowers blooming in the grass:




And finally, the main attraction--the Briksdal Glacier!



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12 comments:

Linda said...

What an awesome sight that must have been! I am sure it was magnificent! The photos are beautiful...

heyBJK said...

That's gorgeous country! Great rock formations. I really like the fog hanging over the water! I bet that was a fun trip.

Jan n Jer said...

Just Breath taking...the glacier is awesome!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow, Faye... What a fabulous trip you had. I would love to see the glacier ---and those waterfalls.... Gorgeous!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

All of your photos are wonderful, but I especially like your first one of the mist in the valley. Of course the waterfalls are spectacular and the glacier is magnificent. Thanks for taking us along.

Ann said...

The lake stops people from going to the terminus of the Glacier. Reminds me of my own adventure in New Zealand.

Deborah (Debs) Carr said...

Such incredible photos, especially the ones of the glacier. I've never hiked anywhere but can imagine you must see so many fascinating sights that would otherwise be missed.

Diane Fordham said...

Awwwwwwwwww how beautiful. :-)

A wondering star said...

Beautiful pictures from Sogn og Fjordane.
I want to visit Loen.

Two years ago I traveled with Hurtigruten
from Bergen to Kirkenes.
I'll never forget the wonderful trip.

Thanks for sharing and your kind words!

Joe Todd said...

Outstanding post. Sometimes "nasy Fog" makes for a neat photo LOL

Madge Bloom said...

What an amazing place to hike to, love all the green moss, ferns and then the pop of red coats at the glacier itself.

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