Having been to the furthest northern extremity of Europe, I’d be especially disappointed if I didn’t see the northern lights. I hadn’t seen them as of last night due to cloud cover, and I didn’t think that would change either. I’ve never seen them.
I went to the local pub for a quick beer before bedtime and it was clouded over on the walk there. It was fairly dead, save for a random drunk guy who say next to me chatting away. He was quite amusing, like the guy from the fast show who was ‘very, very drunk’. I let him talk for 15 minutes or so before I said I only spoke English. I even recorded it for posterity.
(http://youtu.be/rHyF6wg-V2g if you’re bored).
A couple of ladies from Hull overheard and thought it was hilarious. We chatted a while before walking back, when I spotted the northern lights. Hurrah!! The photo I took is rubbish, so here’s a much better one from the internet. It’s probably copyrighted so don’t tell anyone, OK?
Despite not being the best of shows, judging by photos I’ve seen, it was still very impressive. I stood by my tent for an hour, just watching. Eventually the cold got the best of me and I had to retire. But as life experiences go, I’m happy to say…. Tick!