Sunday, August 26, 2012

Up in the Mountains of Norway

Just hours away from Bergen by car and hidden in the mountains, there are fantastically green valleys with winding streams and no more than a handful houses.  People come here to hike, ride their bicycles, and camp.  Here you don’t have to talk to people if you don’t want to.

Snow-fed pristine lakes dotted the mountains.  Often it is difficult to tell which is a mountain, which is snow, and which is simply a reflection.

Some glaciers seem to test the waters of the fjords with their feet.  Many more just lie there quietly up in the mountains, nevertheless only hours away from Bergen. 

Here one can feel totally alone.  Where one stands, it is quite possible that no one else has been here before.  It can be scary.  It can also be liberating.

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