Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weather report

We have the hottest July ever! 
Norwegians always say that one should not complain about the weather
 ..especially when it's hot.., but now I think it's almost too much


I am unable to think clearly, so therefore I have done things I've never done before. 
Well, not quite big you might think, but I am tied up by neat routines 
and never do anything new until I've thought about it a few months..


I went to the beach before 8am in the morning! Ate breakfast and drinking coffee. 
After an hour I just found out.. in a short time it would be a beach full of tourists,
ie families with two or three kids each!

So I went home to my porch and looked at my flowers

The next 2 days after work I went to the beach (a secret beach) for a bath..
totally alone! It has never happened before..
I bathed in fact two times. And I guess it was about 24-25 degrees in the water. 
I was not even cooled! 


This picture is from today. I went to the beach with my kids 
I'm not allowed to photograph them anymore, so I put this lady in front of them

This weekend I will do something I've never done before. 
Take my kids on the train. It's about time they get to see a bit of 
little Norway from a train window.
(We will not travel that far, just 4 hours)

Timmy is still alive..
Happy weekend!:-)

Monday, July 7, 2014

Snow destination

Haukeli is a mountain village located in West Telemark just until Hardangervidda National Park. 
Haukelifjell is the main route between Haugesund and Oslo, 
and is the oldest winter open road between eastern and western Norway.

I passed Haukelifjell 2 times a week ago and I long so much for going back with kayaks and tents.



How beautiful!
Mountains, fresh air and snow always

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Beautiful spot

Hiking to Buerbreen (Buer glacier)

Starting point for this hike is located in Buer, 
a few kilometers from Odda in Hordaland.
Parking space is around here before the farm in the picture.

The trail is marked and it takes about 2 hours to walk up to the glacier.


Some parts of the route is steep and it is necessary to have good shoes

Buer glacier is an arm of Folgefonna

Buerbreen!

View from behind - Odda

Down in the Valley - me and a horse

Go there and visit! It is more beautiful than in these photos...

Monday, June 30, 2014

Breath of Norway #4

Trolltunga (Troll's Tongue)
Trolltunga sticking out about 700 feet above Ringedalsvatnet lake 1165m above sea level in Skjeggedal. It has a fantastic view of dramatic nature. Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular mountain formations in Norway.

From Odda drive to Tyssedal on route 13, then follow signs to Skjeggedal. The hike starts in Skjeggedal at the beginning of the funicular Mågelibanen. Since the path is not longer in operation, one can go "steps" in the path, or follow the path on the side. The hike takes 8-10 hours (22 kilometers)


At the beginning of the route.
Mågelibanen in background is 960 meters long 
and has a height difference of 430 meters.
Maybe 2000-2500 steps..

While walking here, 
you have the most amazing views in all directions!

The path is marked with kilometers and red T signs.
Height difference of the trip is up to 1000 meters

In June there is still snow some places, it is important to have good shoes. 
The weather is changing, warm clothes, food and drink are necessary.

After a few kilometers you will see the wonderful green water from melting snow

After 4-5 hours you are there! 
Home of the Troll and his tongue..

If you dare..
You can stand in line to be photographed on the tongue, as these monks from Asia

Sure I highly recommend this hike 
One of the most beautiful scenery in Norway!

View previous posts from Breath of Norway HERE 
Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Kjerag and Jotunheimen

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Where I like to be


I've done a lot of different training recently. Paddling, hiking and biking. 
Not with the bike on the picture, thankfully. (Photo taken along the road in Froland)

We were a few days paddling in Amli. Peaceful and beautiful scenery



One day I went to Einerfjellet and had a view of Reddal 

Where all the good potatoes and strawberries grow.

Next day I was here with a view of Rore

Sånn går no dagan!
Days fly by like this,
in nature, where I like to be..

Here is a short video from my last post 300 steel step
As you can see, the camera on my helmet works, but I have no control on what to shoot

Monday, May 19, 2014

300 steel steps

Via Ferrata Trogfjell (Åmli/Aust-Agder)
It has 300 steel steps that are drilled into the rock. 
The route is 270 meters long (200 meters height). 
It was built in 2008 by one of our friends from Grimstad and Arendal climbing club.

We went here on Independence Day
Syttende mai!
Mrs. Bach, I and our two better halves..

It was a few years since I was here last time and it was nice to celebrate in this way..

It is never possible to see the top until you are there.. Spiderdan also takes pictures


With the helmet slightly askew.
You can not see it, but on the front of the helmet sticker says:
"Put your faith up on the rock"
When you see this, you will understand that I prefer to take pictures.
The camera on the helmet was completely hopeless. I had no control!

On the top! 
Hurra for 17. mai!

View of Nidelva and Åmli. 
After we went down we paddled in the river. 
I will post some pictures of it later.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Days like this

I have not found it necessary to share everything from my boring life.
I almost needed a break from myself..

One of those beautiful days in April, we paddled from fresh water in Reddal 
through Reddalskanalen out to the salt sea water.

Fishing 
Yep, a cod for supper!

We find treasures out there
and we see that God's love is written in this..

With Sony action cam.. 
Unsteady filming and nothing happens in 1.52 minutes, 
but you can see some of my neighborhood and kayak

Days like this are blessings

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Climbers in the sun



Finally! The sun has been here for two days 
Small climbers and flowers were seen in the backyard

When the sun went down today,

I climbed up on the roof of the house to take a few more photos.
I told SpiderDan that it was altitude training:-)

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