Author Archives: ekhaugli
We we say it’s a beautiful spring day, we don’t mean green grass and budding flowers. This is what 71 degrees north looks like, six days before the calendar reads May 1st.
(Photo taken August 2016, between Berlegvåg and Kongsfjord.)
Arctic inhabitants have a special relationship with the sun. Its 2-month absence creates a deep longing in the core of our being, and an overwhelming appreciation when we’re reunited. Tears and smiles, elation and gratitude rise within us as the … Continue reading
Cancer has a way of putting priorities straight. One’s “to-do” list is shaken and sifted, insignificant plans and goals disappear immediately. There’s no doubt what’s most important. Capturing moments with our family has had an urgency about it. From … Continue reading
There are days we replay in our minds countless times, dwelling on the joy and laughter they contained. The discovery of a new place, a sandy beach on the shores of the Barents Sea. Hunting for shells, polished sea glass… … Continue reading
It’s not surprising ancient myths tell of cormorants bearing mysterious messages. With silky black wings glistening in the sunshine; long, lean necks raised towards the sky; they exude an air of royalty and otherworldliness. One’s fantasy begins to weave tales. Some believe … Continue reading