Family Visit June 2017 – Part 2

We did the ‘Grand Tour’ of Senja.

Krokelvvatnet. Only about 800 feet above sea level, the lake was stilll frozenL

 

Bergsbotn:

 

 

The view of ‘the devil’s teeth’ from Tungeneset:

 

 

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Family Visit June 2017 – Part 1

We have serious catching up to do, with few posts for over a year. Here is the first part of Mum (Pam) and Andrew’s visit.

They arrived on a sunny day. Here are pictures from Rossfjord:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening meal on the balcony:

 

Next day it was midsummer. Acknowledging tha sleep is for sissy, we were obliged to talk a midnight stroll up Varden, out local top:

 

 

 

Andrew holding the midnight sun:

Mum And Dad Visit 2018 – Part 3

After a delicious pizza and pasta at Pinochios, we had a comfortable night at a hotel in Tromsø.

We wandered the old part of the city by the harbour:

 

The original culture house (must have been a squash):

 

Some other houses:

Anybody hazard a guess as to what this is?

 

One of the many street kiosks:

 

A house originally built for a wealthy shop owner which has served as a liquor store, hospital, and a seamans home (but not at the same time!):

 

After lunch we toured the botanic gardens. Whilst it was a bit late in the season, there were still flowers blossoming:

 

Some perennials:

 

 

Some other flowers:

 

 

 

 

Play time:

 

And some more plants:

 

 

A bit of bilingual info:

 

Then home via a yummy restaurant in Nordkjosbotn. All in all a nice trip!

Mum And Dad Visit 2018 – Part 1

This September we had a visit from mum and dad. Last time they had pretty dismal weather, but this time was really nice!

We kicked off with autumn walk at Rundmo in neighbouring Målselv kommune:

 

Can you see the king?

 

 

 

The river:

 

 

The hut for picnicing, with everything you need, summer or winter, kindly provided free! Just bring food.

 

 

And we headed home:

 

 

Anybody know what this, and they are used for?

 

We rounded off the day with some aurora from our balcony: