We're in Norway.
And not only that - we're in the cabin, in the middle of nowhere...with one heck of a view.
We arrived last night - landing in Bodø. The fastest airport ever. Land, disembark, grab bags and pick up car - all within ten minutes.
We stayed at a great AirBnb for the first night - on the ourtskirts of Bodø. I was really impressed with the welcome and the lodgings provided.
Today we had a five hour journey - including a short ferry trip. First impressions of Norway...they like their top-boxes.
So today's challenge was finding the red cross on a tree - which marks the path up to the cabin. To be honest - path is a slight exaggeration. Anway - I spotted it and pulled into a layby. And there was a reindeer. Right there. Unfortunately a little worse for wear.
A couple pulled up in a truck at the same time as us. They were collecting the reindeer road-kill. Which it turns out - was a pregnant female. Really lovely couple with a horrid job to do.
Anyway - the path. Or the scramble up a steep rocky hill-side with no discernable marked path. I thought I was going to die and I was only carrying a rucksack, tripod and camera bag. Stu did two suitcase hill climbs.
First impressions of the cabin are good. Though right now I can hear Stu moaning about lack of worktop and storage for cooking. Which is bizarre really as I am sitting in a vast cavernous space with little more than a hammock, sofa and table / chairs. They maybe should have used some of the space on the kitchen.
I braved the electric toilet before. It involves paper bags.
Tonight the weather is a little worse than crap (rain). But we have travelled through lots of snow today. And the temperatures are forecast to drop. Fingers crossed!
But this place is quiet. Wonderfully peaceful. And dark.