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:
We did the ‘Grand Tour’ of Senja.
Krokelvvatnet. Only about 800 feet above sea level, the lake was stilll frozenL
The view of ‘the devil’s teeth’ from Tungeneset:
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:
Time for a final walk, this time at Storvannet in Silsand on Senja. We set off down the ski track (no snow, so we had to walk), thinking we would heag for the shelter by the lake. However, we were overtaken by the after school club, and their supervisor suggested it my be quieter for us a bit futher on. And it was:
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 other flowers:
And some more plants:
A bit of bilingual info:
Then home via a yummy restaurant in Nordkjosbotn. All in all a nice trip!
This was our grand tour to Tromsø. On the way we took a scenic route, which was beautiful, despite some grey skies.
We drove past the old sawmill in Målselv:
Then via a dirt road to Balsfjord:
And on to Tromsø.
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 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: