Lofoten....one of the most spectacular places on earth...

Tony & the cool gang was already out there and had been for several days. I just had one single day available. I met up with my good friend Håkon and after 5 cups of coffee we were ready to meet the britts in the capitol of Lofoten, Svolvær.

After a quick visit to Henningsvær, a spectacular village, we headed out to Utakleiv Beach. This beach is the number one spot for surfers in Lofoten. I read somewhere that it was named the 2nd most beautiful beach in the world. Only beaten by some beach on Hawaii.
It was a great place for sure, but 2nd most beautiful in the whole wide world? No i dont think so...

i`m not used to waveaction. So after 5 minutes i had a close encounter with a big wave. I got soaked... I think hamish got a shot of me falling over...i hope he did, cause it must have looked damn funny.

I wasnt happy with anything from that first session. When sunset was approaching we headed over to the next beach, Haukland Beach. This beach is much calmer than Utakleiv. The waves were a lot smaller and the sand..damn that sand was nice. In my opinion a much more beautiful beach than Utakleiv.

Now lets talk about Joe. He decided to walk from Utakleiv to Haukland.
That walk includes climbing over a mountainpass. A steep and dangerous mountainpass. And he didnt have a cellphone. I was convinced he wouldnt make it over until darkness so i was more or less prepared for a rescuemission. Luckily the crazy bastard showed up in time. If he hadnt i would have climbed up the mountain, killed the dude and stolen his 5dmkII.
I saw a potential comp and like the true amateur i am, i asked Tony if i could borrow his equipment. Just the Lee Big Stopper, nothing more. oh..and the filterholder...and the adaptorring. (i had mine in the car...)I set up my comp and was ready for a really long exposure. Then i had to borrow his remote...Thx Tony :-)

I love those peaks out there, rising up straight from the sea. Spectacular place indeed.

A huge thanks to the britts. You guys rock!

-Arild-

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