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Month: February 2009

Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

Last Tuesday I went dog sledding with my sister, at the Tromsø Villmarkssenter. When we arrived, they told us we were on a special list as we had booked to drive our own sled. We had no idea that we had done that! My sister panicked a bit, as she was hoping just to sit in the sled 😉 but I was really excited!! We first had a look around the centre, they have about 250 dogs there, incredible! They…

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Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

Yesterday we went ice fishing in Ramfjorden with Steve and my sister. We gathered as much advice as we could from people who had done it before, and went to try our luck. The weather was not ideal – a complete blizzard! It took us a while to drive there, and to find somewhere to park where the snow wasn’t too deep.  We found a place outside somebody’s house, who was kind enough to let us go through his “garden”…

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2 days of skiing

2 days of skiing

We just got back from our 2 day skiing adventure! I’m writing this as my sister is already sleeping upstairs, and Paul has fallen asleep in his chair – we came back really tired 😉 but we had a great time! We woke up to rain on Saturday morning, but we decided to go anyway. We drove to Snarbyeidet, where we parked the car and started our trip. Luckily it had stopped raining! My sister (Laura) had never done any…

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Lucky

Lucky

I haven’t gotten around to editing any more of the Mexico photos, but I just found these photos that I took last Saturday. We went for a drive around Ramfjorden, to check out the sea ice (we are hoping to go ice-fishing!). I had been back for less than 24 hours, was very tired (jetlagged) and still trying to adjust to the very different climate here… I guess I didn’t pay that much attention to my surroundings, but I took…

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Mexico: Xochimilco

Mexico: Xochimilco

I came back from a week in Mexico City last Friday night, and am still trying to adjust to being back in the cold north 🙂 It was wonderful having a week of summer in the middle of winter, and I really enjoyed spending time with friends there. I took a lot of photos of course, and I won’t be able to post them all at once. So this post is about the first trip we did: to Xochimilco. It…

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Two last photos…

Two last photos…

…before I’m off to Mexico! It has been snowing all day today, but in the evening it calmed down. It’s so beautiful, there has been no wind at all, so all the trees are still covered in snow. I walked home through a winter wonderland, and just had to go back after dinner to get some photos… The first one is taken in our street, and the second is a museum very close to work. Strange idea that I will…

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Rainy weekend

Rainy weekend

We had another weekend of +5 °C and rain… Lots of the snow has melted, even on the mountains. So no skiing this weekend! But to avoid being stuck inside the flat all weekend, we did go for a drive this afternoon and walked along the beach for a while. It was nice to get some fresh air, to smell the sea and even smell soil and plants – wow! The wind was very strong and the rain pouring down,…

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