I have finally got round to complete my report of the remaining activations in LA, i.e. on the Lofoten Islands.
When we arrived on the Lofoten (short ferry trip from Bognes to Lodingen) it was somewhat overcast and the clouds were hanging very low. We had orginally planned to do a first-activation of Anderstinden (Varden) LA/NL-154 but as its top was covered in clouds we decided to climb a lower mountain, i.e. Sundsheia LA/NL-174 instead.
3,7 km and an elevation gain of 250 m was easily managed despite the sore knees we still had from Botnkrona
Terrain was easy although boggy but the swampy bits were nicely covered with wooden planks…
And from that day on we had beautiful sunshine and temperatures between 20 and 25 C - on the Lofoten - mind you!
We set up camp at a sandy beach near Flagstad where we stayed for a couple of days:
went to Nusfjord, the old fishing town, with its little radio museum
and enjoyed the most beautiful sunsets one can imagine
Finally, we set off to do our last activation on the Lofoten: Veggen LA/NL-163
Another first-time activation which we enjoyed so much that we didn’t really want to leave. The pictures speak for themselves:
Veggen is the higher summit on the left, the one on the right is Mannen (LA/NL-170).
The very steep ascent of 480 m was well worth it…
We never had a problem to qualify a summit although on some days conditions were rather bad - but we always managed a nice list of contacts. We used a vertical endfed which seemed to help a lot…
Thanks a lot to the chaser for accompanying us on one of the most beautiful holidays we’ve ever had
73, Sylvia OE5YYN & Peter OE5AUL & Kimo (who was a bit fed up with all that driving )