Last evening I had a great chat to my Austrian countrymen Rene and Magdalena. Amongst others they recommended that I climb “Reinebringen”, a hill which overlooks Reine. It has almost only steps and is easy to manage.
It was a short way to walk to the entrance of the path. After the bridge I turned left into a rather small single walking trail. I did not get suspicious although the Austrians spoke about steps. I thought they will come shortly.
To cut a long story short, I ended up in steep terrain where I could neither go forward nor backward. I called Rene and he saw me from the distance. He said, you are on the wrong mountain, you turned much too early. So I had to take my heart in my hands and pull myself together to get down again. It really cost me lots of blood, sweat and tears…
It went all well and I carried on the 20 minutes on the side of the road to reach the “steps”.
I believe the pictures speak for themselves. As it was very windy and chilly up there in about 460 m, I went back down after some 30 minutes. The steps had an average height of about 30 cm. That requires careful descending.
Just mention that my muscle pain (from the lactic acid) lasted 4 (!) days. Not used to so many steps downhill.
Carried on to the very (south western) end of the Lofoten Islands, to A.
Spent the evening in A in a well positioned and recommendable restaurant Rorbuer.
One can see there was now sunset in A so I decided to drive still to Moskenes to queue in time for the ferry departing tomorrow at 07:00 a.m.