Photo: Dinner and a coffee on the summit of Veggen, Vestvågøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. September 4, 2017. 20:16
Despite the mild, and almost hot, weather this September, as each day passes, the sun sinks a bit lower in the sky. As much as I love autumn, and am looking forward to ski on my feet again in winter; it is hard to say goodbye to summer. But there is no sense in resisting – all one can do is take as much advantage of the sun as possible. And for my friends that have normal working hours, this means the evenings.
One of the best things about Lofoten is that the mountains are so accessible. An hour or less of hiking is all that is needed to find yourself surrounded by vertical peaks rising from the sea. And so I’ve started to change my flow of life a bit. Why should I always cook dinner at home? Why not throw some food and cooking gear into your backpack and eat dinner at 500 meters while watching the sun fall into the sea. It seems like a completely obvious thing to do – and I’m sure many people do it. But I was either focused on photography and hiking, or photography and camping. It is only somewhat recently that relaxation has begun to play a bigger role in my mountain summits.
And so September saw me on several of these ‘enjoy the sun and relax’ hikes. How long can it continue before the days are too short or the weather too cold? I don’t know. Maybe a few more weeks. Soon there will only be enough light for small little hills. But as long as the sun is shining and the wind is calm, hopefully I’ll be out there somewhere…
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8