It was one of the hottest days this summer. On our list of plans we had written "hike to the Gursli mines", so we filled a backpack with water bottles and went along.
I have heard about these old mines for years, but never been there. Now I could read the signs about the active mining period a hundred years ago. when at the most, 120 men worked here. The molybdenum was important for steel, and used during WWI especially.
The mines was our goal for the day, and to come there we had to walk through the heaths. The nature here in this part of Norway, heia as we say in Norway, the heaths in English, is among the most beautiful nature I know. And at its very best now with the heather in full bloom.
When we hiked the Pulpit Rock the other day we were walking almost in a queue. Up to the mines we were alone. For the hours we were hiking we saw no other people.
There were hundreds thousands of butterflies though. I wanted to take photos of them, but they were too fast for me, always busy living their lives as they are meant to life, to sparkle the nature with beauty.
Yes, we reached the mines in the end, we sat down and had our lunch, bread, eggs and water, and when we arrived home on this hottest day of summer, father in law had pork rib ready for dinner. Oh my, heavy Christmas dinner in July! We managed to postpone dinner for a few hours, and when we finally sat down the sun had set (behind the hills) and actually the meal tasted great.
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