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[Photo Journal] Barbecue and Blair Witch Project in the Norwegian Woods

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Myra here.

Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.

Chili Cheese Dog Barbecue and Blair Witch Project in the Norwegian Woods

One of the things that our lovely host in Bergen did for us was to bring us trekking in the misty, eerie Fløen. The entire atmosphere reminded us of the movie Blair Witch Project. I hope you enjoy the photos!

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
― John Muir

It had nothing to do with gear or footwear or the backpacking fads or philosophies of any particular era or even with getting from point A to point B. 

It had to do with how it felt to be in the wild. With what it was like to walk for miles with no reason other than to witness the accumulation of trees and meadows, mountains and deserts, streams and rocks, rivers and grasses, sunrises and sunsets. The experience was powerful and fundamental. It seemed to me that it had always felt like this to be a human in the wild, and as long as the wild existed it would always feel this way.
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance. 
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

We move through this world on paths laid down long before we are born. 
― Robert Moor

Trails are like that: you’re floating along in a Shakespearean Arden paradise and expect to see nymphs and flute boys, then suddenly you’re struggling in a hot broiling sun of hell in dust and nettles and poison oak…just like life. 
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

The American woods have been unnerving people for 300 years. The inestimably priggish and tiresome Henry David Thoreau thought nature was splendid, splendid indeed, so long as he could stroll to town for cakes and barley wine, but when he experienced real wilderness, on a vist to Katahdin in 1846, he was unnerved to the cored. This wasn’t the tame world of overgrown orchards and sun-dappled paths that passed for wilderness in suburban Concord, Massachusetts, but a forbiggind, oppressive, primeval country that was “grim and wild . . .savage and dreary,” fit only for “men nearer of kin to the rocks and wild animals than we.” The experience left him, in the words of one biographer, “near hysterical.” 
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

“I will never go home, I thought with a finality that made me catch my breath, and then I walked on, my mind emptying into nothing but the effort to push my body to the bald monotony of the hike. There wasn’t a day on the trail when that monotony didn’t ultimately win out, when the only thing to think about was whatever was the physically hardest. It was a sort of scorching cure.” 
― Cheryl Strayed, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” 
 George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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1 comment on “[Photo Journal] Barbecue and Blair Witch Project in the Norwegian Woods

  1. Y’all are so cute in that creepy place.

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