Friday, 26 September 2014


These will be my last Norwegian pages for a while as I need to get some more photos printed. I've made a double page for Nordkapp - the North Cape. I've mentioned before that it claims to be the most northerly place on the European mainland, but that's a false claim for two reasons: firstly, the neighbouring point of Knivsfjellodden extends 1500m further north; secondly, both these points lie on an island, not the mainland at all!

However it's an impressive cliff, and the most northerly place reachable by road from the mainland, so it's a popular tourist destination. We went there by local bus rather than the ship's tour, and arrived as our shipmates were leaving, so it was curiously quiet there.

My left page concentrates on the iconic globe monument. The small photo in the first pocket is from our first visit in 2009, contrasting the weather and the crowds then with the perfect conditions this time.

My right page mostly has pictures of the various monuments dotted around the Nordkapp plateau, monuments that we couldn't see at all in the dense fog last time. At the top is "Children of the Earth" a set of seven discs made by seven children from different countries to symbolise cooperation, friendship, hope and joy across boundaries.

The yellow box explains about Nordkapp not being the most northerly place on the European mainland, and links with the photo of Knivskjellodden which is the most northerly point on the island, although a lot less impressive than Nordkapp, and only reachable by hiking 9km from the nearest road.

If 9km seems a bit tame, consider the E1 European long distance hiking path - it starts here and runs 7000km south through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland to Scapoli in Italy. 

Paper - Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Indigo Bleu, MME Follow Your Heart, MME Lost & Found 3
Letters - Papermania, Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup
Washi Tape - Papermania, Trimcraft
Word Sticker - Simple Stories
Gems - Dovecraft, Papermania
Wood Veneer - Studio Calico

Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
Woodware Tiny Star Punch

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