Eggumsveien Nature Reserve

Nusfjord, Ballstad, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Lofoten Islands. Day 34. 1st August 2013.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Buksnes Church.

This was a surprise.  Heading from Nusfjord to Ballstad, I suddenly came upon this spectacular church, in dramatic lighting conditions.  I took this from the side of the road, some distance away, with a long telephoto lens.

The first church on this site was built in 1324.  It was badly damaged by a storm in 1639 and a new church built in 1641.   In 1802 that church was torn down and replaced.  The 1802 church  was also destroyed in a storm in 1882 and a new church built in 1885.  That church was struck by lightening in 1903 and burnt down and the current church was built in 1903, in dragon style.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Here is the route of my travels for the day.  From Nusfjord (at the south), I headed for Ballstad, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve and Henningsvaer before returning to Nusfjord.  Buksnes Church is about 3 kilometres north of Ballstad, near where it says Gravdal.  Click the map if you need to see it larger.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

The small, tranquil fishing village of Ballstad.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

One of the boats may have been out on the high seas for a thousand years or more…

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats .

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Eggumsveien Nature Reserve.

This is a view across a small lake near the entrance of the reserve.  Part of this view is in the reserve and part, out.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

As I wandered along the coast, one of the things that caught my eye was the variety of maritime flotsam and jetsam on the rocks.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Some of the views were impressive as well.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

… but I came back to the large variety of interesting objects on the rocks.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats .

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats .

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Walking back to the car, here we have the remains of a World War 2 gun emplacement.  I may have taken the earlier image across the small lake from there.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

I then drove further on to Henningsvaer.  This is where I would have spent my first night in Lofoten had I not had an earlier mix-up with flight bookings.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Henningsvaer.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Henningsvaer.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Henningsvaer.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

Exactly where this is I cannot say, but it’s twenty minutes drive north of Henningsvaer.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

I think here we are looking across the fjord on the north coast of the island of Flakstadøya, not long before the turnoff to Nusfjord.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats

The last few images are on the road in to Nusfjord.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats.

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats .

.

Architecture, Ballstad, Buksnes Church, Eggumsveien Nature Reserve, Henningsvaer, Landscape, Lofoten Islands, Nature, Norway, Nusfjord, Photography, seascape, Travel, Boats .

.

6 comments on “Eggumsveien Nature Reserve

  1. How old are you? Would seem to take a young person to move between all these wonderful experience sites! I don’t understand Dragon style, but maybe Google will help.
    Be well.

    Like

  2. It didn’t. I see a lot of Kung Fu pages. 😉

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s