All night long the waterfall keeps up a light roar with the occasional loud clap as more snow slips off the mountain and increases the river flow. In a semi sleep state this gentle roar was quite soothing but for Craig, the flow of water made him want to pee all night.
We were debating whether to stay or head off when we received a call that one of our friends has secondary cancer. News we weren’t expecting and it knocked us for six. This is the second friend in a matter of weeks and it really makes you wonder. We want to respect their privacy, so no names but sending you all our love and support x x x
We decided to stay at the campsite, enjoy the sunshine, relax and enjoy our each others company. We sat watching the waterfall which roars like thunder and sometimes it is really loud, it makes you jump. In days gone by they used the waterfall to predict the weather – the louder the roar the more chance of rain. Well given some of the roars today, we would guess lots of rain heading this way. In between chatting, Craig did a spot of tinkering (as you might expect) which included hacksawing the chairs to make them a tad smaller, so they fit in the garage better. I did a few updates on our website, which included a new links page and fellow travel blogs.
We opted for another nice sauna before heading in to the campsite hut for a chat with our neighbours. A lovely warm wood fire, good company and toasted marshmallows yum.
Our sleep spot tonight.. The scenic Melkevoll Bretun campsite
GPS position N061.664000 and E006.816657
Route: Birksdal Glacier
Weather: Low 7 and high 28…nice and hot with a few scatter clouds in the afternoon.