11 July 2010

Preikestolen

Still on holiday, we made a spectacular hiking trip to Preikestolen today, my husband and I. Preikestolen is a cliff 604 m above the Lysefjorden, with a plateau on top. Walking towards the edge of the cliff made my heart beat and my stomach yell. I managed to sit down at the edge just long enough to get a photo taken, though. Watching my husband out there photographing was almost as scary as sitting there.The trip to the cliff was a great one, but quite hard. Some wore sandals or even small city shoes. I don't know how they managed to the top. We enjoyed it a lot, though, and arrived warm and hungry. In my husband's backpack were bread, eggs and bacon, a Primus (It's a device for cooking outdoors. I don't know what it's called in English), and an espresso brewer. Did I tell you I love this guy? A great day! Resting tomorrow.

9 comments:

Barbara said...

It makes me feel like I might tip over the edge just looking at the photo! Beautiful country.

Tora said...

I feel the same way, so imagine how it was actually being there. Quite overwhelming, and truly amazing!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Ohhhhhhh man, that picture freaks me out! But it looks beautiful.

dw said...

Tora, these photos are very frightening! I had to practice some yoga breathing while I was looking at them. Wow. It looks like something from a computer-generated movie.

Tora said...

You should all go to Norway some day, there are so many beautiful places like this. Breathtaking - literally - yes, but well worth it!

Siga said...

Amazing shots.

Robin said...

Wow, talk about vertigo! But still, really stunning photos.

Alice said...

oh jeez oh jeez oh jeez! I can hardly bear to look at my screen! It's so beautiful but terrifying (butfor some reason I'm drawn to it and fascinated by it). I would like the challenge of just getting anywhere near it.

I can't even sit at the top of the Albert Hall!!

lucy said...

spectacular view up there. I am afraid I'd have to be tied up with a rope so I don't fall over.