Posts Tagged ‘Norway’

The View from Nordkapp

June 20, 2013. At Nordkapp [North Cape] 71°10’21″N, 25°47’40″E The treeless bluff John and I were standing on was maybe 300 meters above sea level. There were only a few scattered snow drifts. After all, it was summer – even here, far above the Arctic Circle where the coast is warmed by the meandering currents […]


Why the Puffins Keep “Puffin'” and Other Lessons from Gjesvaerstappan

In mid-June 2013, we traveled to a fishing village, Gjesvaer, high up on the northwest coast of Norway, far above the Arctic Circle. There we boarded a small boat to take us Gjesvaerstappan, a series of small islands, breeding colonies for thousands of birds, located about 15 km from the Nord Kapp (North Cape) on […]