After 30 days of more or less continuous (horizontal) rain (occasionally interrupted by snow and ice storms but always followed by more rain), the sun managed to fight its way through the clouds in Tromsø yesterday.
We squinted our eyes and saluted the yellow giant. Color to the world! This called for a celebration!
True, after all that rain and snow, the trails around Tromsø are currently more suited for ice skates than rubber tires, but with more rain on the horizon and the dark time approaching in race pace, the last fight of sun deserved a massive cheer.
Nobody can cheer better than Kjersti. She celebrated the sun by singing Italian opera (or at least two words from an Italian opera) on the top of her voice the whole day. I and Martin celebrated by taking our singing friend and our bikes to the least icy mountain we could think of, Grønnlibruna.
On the way down the small mountain, the Italian singing was accompanied by Swedish-Norwegian version of the famous Italian ballet Bambi on ice.
We finished the day off by doing what we’ve been told that you should do during the dark time.
Today, the sun had gone back into hiding. However high I sang or how much I danced, I could not make it come back. I hope I get to see it again before it sets for good (at least for this year).