Family Visit June 2017 – Part 3

We had a boys trip out to Segla (The sail), on north Senja. At 680m / 2100′, it has spectacular views, including vertically down to the sea!

The second chunk of the accent is almost exactly 45 degrees, so the oldies needed a breather, as opposed to the ‘mountain goat’ – going, going, gone!


At the top we had an extended lunch break, chatted with people from Norway, the UK, the US and Germany. We signed the book and admired the panorama with the every changing clouds:


The scary shots:


And back to terra firmea-er:


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: