Passing through the Tufts

The island of Magerøya has many places that the locals refer to as “perler”, or pearls:  Beautiful, unique locations that are a pleasure to explore.  One of these treasured spots is called Sarnes, just a ten-minute drive from our home.

Sarnes, Norway, May 2011

This past weekend I stumbled upon a fascinating discovery.  But before I share it, I must give a bit of background information.  The Sarnes coastline is surrounded by tall grasses.  Hiking with my kids can be a bit of a challenge, because the long grasses makes it difficult to see where one is stepping, and without warning the next step is two feet lower than the previous.

The melting winter snow has revealed why it’s tough to pass through the tufts.

About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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12 Responses to Passing through the Tufts

  1. Bjørn Dahle says:

    Flotte bilder 🙂

  2. allesistgut says:

    This is funny. Last time I saw such grass tufts was nearby Oppdal beside the Orkelsjøen. Thanks for the reminder. I guess it is always fun to explore the nature. And the rainbow you saw is so so beautiful. Have a beautiful day! 🙂

  3. Phoenix Dark says:

    Those tufts are crazy! But such beautiful pictures, especially that first one 🙂

  4. Fascinating!!! Beautiful photos….

    • ekhaugli says:

      Thank you. I was thrilled to see these little “haystacks” before the snow completely melts and the grasses stand tall again. I agree, fascinating!

  5. Sallyann says:

    From the look of the first photo this area definately deserves to be sitting at the end of the rainbow. 🙂

  6. tokyobling says:

    Ah! These tufts of grasses have been the bane of many young hikers in Scandinavia! Parents drag their kids out into the wild in order to instill a love of nature but parents forget that what is really difficult ground to cover due to these tufts present in many once-tilled fields around Scandinavia is almost impassable to a 6 year old and absolutely off-putting for a child of 12. Still, seeing them in your photographs makes me miss them all the much more! I don’t know how many nearly sprained ankles I have suffered on these booby traps of nature!

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