People of Norway always dream about the summer. They have boats and the lucky ones houses by the sea. The preparation of the boats start as soon as the snow melts and most of these ocean lovers take their vacation in July which statistically is the month with best chances of hitting the summer weather.

But, when you live in Norway you know the summer is going to be short. But, you also know that when the summer arrives there is no other place on earth you would like to be. The temperature is perfect and the days are long and the nights short. The challenging part of experiencing the summer here in the north is to be there at the right time because you never know when it will arrive. So, the locals always win because they live here and can enjoy the summer when it decides to arrive. I am often filled with some sort of sadness in the mids of these warm periods because I know they won’t last for very long (usually). Mother nature typically only graces us with a few weeks of really warm summer weather here.

This photo is taken on our first boat trip of the season. As you can see it was already late July but we all knew it; the weather forecast was without doubt: the warm summer weather had arrived. On this evening we visited my favorite island in the archipelago. I have taken many photos here some of which you can see in my archipelago set. This view is facing north and just a few minutes apart I captured the photos below facing south.

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