Arctic Mirage

Strange as it may seem, it’s possible to get a mirage here! Whilst usually associated with heat, the equivalent optical illusion can be induced by cold. See here for a proper explanation.

Yesterday we had a trip to Tømmervik kirke in the neighbouring parish of Sørreisa. Sadly their organ is suffering the effects of very low humidty due to the recent cold weather. It’s a very nice instrument but when the wood in it got dry it began to cipher badly (some notes ‘play’ themselves, not in a tuneful way). Thankfully as the humidity comes up again, most faults just disappear again.

Organ woes aside, it nice to get out a bit, and as we left to come home, we were treated to an above-mentioned arctic mirage – see the last picture! Arctic_Mirage_02

 

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