On Sunday the 3th of December the polar night started here and I started to write this blog about the polar night. But as it goes during this time of darkness, time slows down and eventually stops during the Christmas holidays. So the blog was never finished, but last week daylight came back and energy started to flow again, bringing everything back to life. And now we desperately wait for the … [Read more...]
Pim's life on an Arctic Norway island.
As one of the 'natur-innvandrere' from the Netherlands (immigrants because of the beautiful Norwegian nature), Pim really enjoys the astonishing LoVe-Islands (Lofoten-Vesterålen) with a challenging job at the municipality and living a life based on what the islands offer.
Everyone that comes to Norway is in total awe with the astonishing landscape and the people seemingly living in total harmony with it. The cultural landscape looks like a troll just took all the houses and threw them onto the hills, mountains and around the lakes and fjords. The towns, well that is another story. A few good examples on the side, towns are not really the places we’d like to … [Read more...]
They told us that there are only two seasons in the Arctic, a white winter and a green winter. The green winter is short and abundant, immediately going over in the white winter after the first snow in the beginning of October. Green leaves freezing of the trees, snow covering the green grass. And the white winter is long and harsh, with as its climax the polar night, lightened by the northern … [Read more...]