Welcome to Ersfjordbotn Norway our first night!!

February 15, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
 Well having not blogged for a while due to work commitments taking priority I have finally got around to posting again.

We arrived in Ersfjordbotn yesterday in the mid afternoon. After completing the vital tasks like going to supermarket to buy supplies and so spending a huge amount of money on very little food we settled down for our first evening here. Little did we realise that we would also get a light show as well from the auroras

The first image is our cabin/apartment here in Ersfjordbotn Kystferie bathed in the green of the auroras. They were present between 8.00pm and 9.00pm and then returned between 11.00pm ans 12.00am


It was wonderful to see and experience the auroras on our first night and totally unexpected. Last year we had to wait 4 or 5 nights to experience them, so to get a sighting before even having a nights sleep here was wonderful, although slightly tiring.

The weather for the next week is the usual mix bag of snow and cloud. Although with a CME being launched from the sun yesterday and forecasted clear skies for tomorrow evening the prospects for sustained auroral activity over a number of hours is a huge possibility that will keep us all entertained and very busy. 

I would just like to thank Jo at Lens Locker who helped me out when I wanted to hire a Canon 16-35mm F2.8L for our trip and I hope that she smiles when she reads this as all the images posted on my blog today were taken using that lens so thanks Jo for you assistance.

Today's forecast isn't great and so in anticipation of a very long night tomorrow it will be a quiet one here this evening. I am though very excited about tomorrow.

Hopefully I will get to see someone I know on the look out point over Ersfjordbotn, who know's?



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