We’d arrived in Svartisdal in Northern Norway the previous evening having driven south over the Arctic Circle and set up our camp on a shoulder of land overlooking the valley. They were in the third week of a camping tour of Scandinavia and had great weather throughout the trip, rather surprising considering how much rainfall Norway gets.
It had been a clear night but by breakfast time a light drizzle was threatening from further down the valley. Everyone was hoping it would hold off as today’s highlight was a walk to the impressive Svartisen glacier, reached after a boat ride along the lake at the glacier’s outlet.
Everyone had been advised to take weatherproof clothing, along with their sandwiches for the day. As we were finalising arrangements over the evening meal, a woman piped up with a question,“will my boots get wet if it rains ?”
You need to look closely for the micro-landscape
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