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Month: March 2008

New author with a new sleeping bag

New author with a new sleeping bag

Hello folks, Hanneke’s just given me the ability to contribute to her blog. So from here on certain aspects (steepness of mountains, lengths of walks and temperatures for example) might be presented in a more balanced way ;-). Although this will require me to spend time at a computer during the weekends – something which I try to minimise these days. So I probably won’t write that much. Also as Hanneke draws her camera faster than Lucky Luke she tends…

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Easter trip to Kiruna (Sweden)

Easter trip to Kiruna (Sweden)

We hadn’t really made any plans for Easter, but the weather was so stunning that we decided to go for a road trip. We managed to find a room in a hostel in Kiruna, Sweden – almost 400 km from Tromso. The trip there was very beautiful, with many ice waterfalls next to the road… … and stunning views along the way! Crossing the mountains on the border between Norway and Sweden was very impressive. We also got to see…

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Mare

Mare

While in the Netherlands, of course I visited my baby niece Mare (born on the 20th of February). I still can’t quite believe I am now actually somebody’s aunt, but Mare is very cute! And so tiny… Here are two photos taken yesterday (click for larger versions). Today I visited the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam with Gert-Jan. This is a modern art museum I always wanted to visit, but they are now at a temporary location while the museum is…

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Nem's visit to Tromsø

Nem's visit to Tromsø

I finally found some time to put those photos online. We had our first visitor (from the UK) last weekend – Nem came to visit! She arrived on a very sunny day, and as we already had our rented snowshoes we decided to go for a quick walk in the afternoon. We drove to a nearby lake (Finnvikvatnet) and we were hoping to catch the last bit of sun. It was really windy there, but we enjoyed great views! That…

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Another sunny weekend

Another sunny weekend

We’ve been very lucky again with the weather last weekend! The forecast for Saturday was so good that we decided to have a go at getting up Tromsdalstinden, the 1200m high mountain we can see from our flat (see this photo). Paul has been fascinated with getting up there ever since we’ve been here, and I kept saying there was NO way I would or could go up there on ski’s… I agreed to give it a try but never…

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