"A word on the spot is worth a cartload of recollections"
James Maggs, Southwold diarist 1797-1890

Friday, 2 March 2012

Trolls and pizza

It is still above zero today but only just. Nick and I drove southwest to Gryllefjord to scope out some ice lines we'd seen on the Senya Lodge website. On the way, at Senjatrollet, we came across one of the strangest sights we'd ever seen: the largest troll in Norway, weighing in at 125 tons.

The climbs did not inspire so we continued to the end of the road at Torsken before turning round and driving back for coffee at the ICA shop in Senjahopen. On the way, we developed a plan for tomorrow: to have a look (at least) at a WI6 on Finnkona. It will be a very long day whatever happens - which was excuse enough for us to buy the biggest pizza I've ever seen for us to eat when we get back worn out tomorrow night.

Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Grandiosa pizza, weighing in at 1.2kg.

The forecast for tomorrow is perfect for a big day out: -1 degrees, gentle breeze and no precipitation. But we've learned already that the weather here is fickle and there's a fair chance that we will wake up at 4am tomorrow to a howling blizzard. If so we will go back to sleep.

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