Friday, May 29, 2009

Fair weather and kind friends

The only rain we had was on the way there. One minute it would be pouring down and the next it was bright sunshine again.

This was our first sight of the Atlantic.

The friends we stayed with came and met us half way and then led us to our final destination on the island of Froya, in the far west of Norway. We had walkie talkies with us, one in each car and were given a running commentary on the sights, depth of tunnels, where to watch out for speed cameras and where to look out for deer etc. It was a good trip.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Border Line

Miss T is still in Sweden and Strawberry is in Norway. The white circle in the road and the gap through the trees show the border line between the two countries.

Our first stop in Norway for Norwegian "soft is"

and home made sandwiches.
We took plenty of food with us as food prices in Norway tend to be a lot higher than in Sweden.

Monday, May 25, 2009

More Norway

Still in Sweden heading towards the border on Thursday morning.
As we climbed higher Spring receded.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

No way

Getting to the farside of Norway we had to pass through 17 road tunnels, the longest of which was 5 610 metres long and 264 metres below sea level, that's enough to make your ears pop!
We're home safe and sound now, after 4 fanatstic days full of fishy fun. More pictures soon.

Catching the fish was easy, landing them wasn't.

Taken at 11 pm last night, the view from the front door.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Spring showers

After a short shower the sun comes out again, and Miss T, on her way home from Scouts isn't too old for splashing in puddles.

This battered sign says: Drive carefully, children at play.
Let's hope it was the playful children that caused it's crumpled condition and not the careful drivers.
We will be driving carefully during the next few days as we head over the mountains into Norway for a short break. Back soon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spring 's sprung

Here in town the tulips are out...

and the trees are bursting with...
beer bottles.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Two weeks behind!

I took these the weekend before last. There was still some snow on the ground but it was sunny and 25C so the summer clothes came out and the girls had races bare foot in the snow. Miss T's summer skirt was my favourite one, when I was the same age, some 30 odd years ago.