18 juin 2011

Hurtigruten ... as if you were onboard !

As you may have noticed, we have been (and still are) very busy those days: travelling in Norway as usually ... and working as well ... Of course there are plenty of things to write about: our Easter trip to Lofoten, nice cabin trips, our last ski trips, and our long week-end to the sunny South Norway ... but we need time! Anyway, there is something awesome happening those days in Norway: NRK (the national broadcasting channel) and Hurtigruten are filming the whole trip from Bergen (south) to Kirkenes (north) along the... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2011

Hurtigruten ... on the way (# day 2)

From our cabin, sunrise: Hammerfest, first stop, 5 o'clock: Awesome place, protected from chilly winds and ... avalanches (!): That probably helped to feel the special atmosphere: "city center" ... ... and suburbs: About 4 hours later, next stop: Havøysund ... Lost somewhere in between white ... ... and blue: Typical landscape :-) Again ... And the real one came ... Honningsvåg :-) !!! In other words, the last "city" (was it?) before North Cape ... Well, there was actually even a beach... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2011

... Tromsø ! (#departure)

... and then we arrived in Tromsø :-) ... and enjoyed a superb weather! ... except here: The tent was part of the "Polaris" museum exhibition on artic expeditions, and that kind of adventure is still part of our dreams ... However, our (long) week-end was much more luxurious, even if directed to higher latitudes. Yes, here we are: Hurtigruten !! Well, in case you forget it once onboard :-) Starting from Tromsø: ... and slowly and peacefully reaching northern coasts ... ... all of that from the jacuzzi ... ... [Lire la suite]
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01 avril 2011

Winter flight to ...

The main goal of the week end was not exactly to take the plane ... however: ... we "had" to, and as the weather was kind of perfect, well ... we enjoyed it a lot :-) And after some thousands of islands, fjords, summits ... came the real ones: Lofoten! A last one before the real journey started ...  ... to be followed ... from our "intermediate" destination ...
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26 mars 2011

Taagaabu !

Just another week-end in Norway ... ... and a cabin trip to go with ;-) Not this one though: But another one, a bit further: Plenty of fresh snow, and an unexpected sun to warm up our souls: Hidden behind the snow ... But still not ours (cabin) ... just follow on ... Cross the magical forest and look for trolls: And climb ... ... again and again ... And all of this was worth it :-) The nice weather seemed to have been booked only for our journey to the cabin ... We managed to reach a close summit,... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2011

Bymarka ... on the fjord!

A new itinerary this sunday, and apparently we are not the only ones to enjoy it:   Perfect view on the downhill part:   ... and a shelter (?), just in case ...
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01 mars 2011

Nordlys !!!

Literally northern lights, i.e. aurora :-) Finally, the solar cycle is making us happy:  
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27 février 2011

Sonvasskoia # 2

Sunday morning view :-) Not too bad, and everyone goes out to enjoy snow:   ... sun ... and ghosts: Ready for expedition dreams: ... along wild, white and lost landscapes: Our - humble - summit of the day: Back "home", to the daily routine :-) Well ... almost. Sometimes you also have to leave, and go back to civilisation :-( But, fortunately enough, the journey back is usually an adventure itself ... Heia Norge !
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26 février 2011

Sonvasskoia # 1

Yeepee ... Another cabin trip! Back on skis, but for how long ... ? Very positive temperatures did not help to preserve the snow ... ... but we managed to find some, still :-) Mainly during the adventurous bridge crossing: ... since unfortunately the lake was not frozen enough to be skied. Though nice ! Well, we tried anyway :-) And here we are! And straight away, back on the skis for a "tur" :-) Interesting ... Darkness ... Hunger!    ... to be followed ...
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20 février 2011

Randonnee ski #3

Last day of this long and nice week-end, and the training is over. Time to act as experts, alone ... (or not). Phase 1: itinerary preparation: Phase 2, find a parking place, and empty the car ;-) Phase 3, start to climb. Phase 4, remove some layers. Phase 5, climb. Phase 6, climb. Phase 8, climb. Phase 9, climb. Phase 10, start dreaming about the way down :-) But phase 11, follow on climbing! Phase 12: dowwwnnnnn ! ... and try, if possible, to avoid trees and possible cabins on your way. Another nice... [Lire la suite]
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