Market in Byske

Today I visited the autumn market in Byske, a small coastal town 40 km north. If was smaller than expected and I was through it quite soon. The two main topics: Things to eat and things to keep you warm in winter. The former was divided into meat, bread and goodies, the latter one in thermal boots, warm socks, knitted Lovika mittens and last not least fur, mostly in form of warm hats.

The marketer showed me the parka on the first picture. It is greenlandic and made of sealskin. He told me, that it’s hard to get these parkas nowadays, since sealskin products are only available in Greenland and then sold to Denmark. Once he sold a parka to a professional landscape photographer, but cost 3500 Euros or more. I’m glad, that I have a huge down parka to keep my warm in even the coldest winter. I would feel a bit odd wearing a sealskin parka without being an inuk or living in greenland by myself.

Just two other random shots of today: A wave at the sandy beach in Byske and a small lighthouse on the other side of the Kågefjärden. I considered first driving to the lighthouse but changed plans, which was a good idea as I realised later, since this lighthouse is not onshore, but on the island Bergskäret.

4 comments to “Market in Byske”

  1. Annika 2014-10-27 22:04

    As you might imagine: picture #4 is my favourite :-) What are “Lovika mittens”?

  2. way-up-north 2014-10-28 07:37

    I guessed it, Annika, that #4 would be your favourite.

    Lovika mittens (swedish: Lovikkavante) are knitted mittens. The design is extremely popular and there are warm and comfortable.

    The wool of the original Lovika mittens is felted making the mittens almost windproof, but it’s not easy to get hold of those.

  3. Annika 2014-10-28 23:30

    I like the clouds in #4, but I so love wind and the waves and the moving sea….

  4. Annika 2014-10-28 23:31

    Correction: Clouds in #5

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