Photo: Bunes beach frozen in winter, Moskenesøy, Lofoten Islands, Norway. February 25, 2015; 12:28
After a night of rain while camping at Bunes beach in February the following day arrived with clearing weather and cooling temperatures.
In winter, Bunes doesn’t allow water to flow very easily to the sea, which means that a large part of the beach become a shallow 2-6 centimeter deep lake. With the addition of a night of rain, even more of the beach became waterlogged. As long as temperatures are above freezing, this is fine, just some puddles to walk through. When the temperature drops however, nearly the entire beach become a giant sheet of ice!
It is a long walk from the camping area at the back of the beach to the shoreline. Now imagine the whole distance being frozen. There were some awkward moments of time as we utilized our best skating techniques to cross the beach. If we weren’t lazy, crampons would have been a much safer option for walking…
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8