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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Watery Wednesday #158, Outdoor Wednesday, Nature Footstep Water

Slettnes Lighthouse, located just north of Gamvik on the Nordkinn peninsula in the Finnmark region of Norway. This is the world's northernmost mainland lighthouse. It's very nearly on top of the world, past 71° north. The ocean, which was remarkably calm that day, is the Barents Sea. Keep going due north, and you would hit the Svalbard islands, and eventually the north pole.




The area is very bare, and normally has very harsh weather conditions. 
And yes, that's a reindeer on the right hand side :-)



If you click to enlarge, you should be able to read the description; english is in the right hand column.








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18 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

The water is a beautiful blue, and the bright red of the lighthouse is so eye-catching, it hardly needs a light!
It's hard to believe anything is 71 degrees north. I looked at a world map and it is AWAY up there! What a great contribution to Watery Wednesday.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Genie said...

What a wonderful lighthouse overlooking such beautiful water. I agree...you are way, way up there. Great capture. genie

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Beautiful photos. In the first, the contrast between the red lighthouse and the sea was wonderful.

greetings from Roberto, Brazil

MarieElizabeth said...

What an exciting place to visit. I'm glad to see you made it there on lass harsh weather conditions. :)

Andrea said...

Hi, i am new here, i am from the other side of the world. I always open sites to see another area far-far away from us, and feel the area through the photos. It looks like a fantasy land, can even feel the cold. Oh God it is very near the North Pole. I might not experience your conditions in this lifetime, so thanks for the sharing.

Riet said...

How beautiful that is and indeed I saw the reindeer.Very high up there I could see.

Ebie said...

Love this shot! The bright red really stands out!

J Bar said...

Beautiful lighthouse shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful lighthouse photo, love seeing lighthouses form other countries. I posted a light house too this week. Laura Cottage and Broome

Light and Voices said...

I loved seeing the reindeer and the lighthouse shots you posted this week.
Joyce M

Inge said...

Åhhh hvor er der dog smukt.. Der vil jeg så gerne op en dag, og vejret må gerne være som da I var der.. :-)

2sweetnsaxy said...

I've always wanted to visit a lighthouse. One of these days I'm going to find one and do it. Thanks for sharing these! :-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Gorgeous colours in this lighthouse photo! Going by the nearby house, it seems that someone lives there! An interesting post!

Leovi said...

Beautiful lighthouse marina, excellent color. Greetings.

Fjällripan said...

Härliga bilder, vilken vacker fyr! Kul med renen i förgrunden också :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - like the way that there is a casual reindeer in the picture! Where else in the world could you do that?

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Kerri said...

I love lighthouses but rarely get to see them in person. This one is gorgeous. And the reindeer is an added bonus :)

NatureFootstep said...

the first shot is almost perfect. Nice compåosition in it. :)

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