Paul and I both came back to Tromsø last Friday – Paul from the Arctic winter and me from the Dutch Summer… straight into very autumnal weather in Tromsø! We had rain, rain, rain all weekend. Paul really wanted to go for a walk in spite of this, so we put on our waterproofs and braved the weather!
The landscape is really beautiful now, with all the trees yellow and the blueberry bushes a bright red. It would be stunning in sunny weather, but it was impressive in the rain too. This is a panorama Paul took on our way up. Note how it’s white in the foreground – snow!
We were trying to reach the top of Grønnlibruna, at 401 m high. This would be my 7th “Ti på Topp” which is enough to get a reward (a mug). Unfortunately we never made it there. The rain changed into snow when we got out of the shelter of the forest. I started to be cold, I later found out that my waterproofs were no good and I was soaked underneath. I think the photos below say enough 😉
After taking these photos, we turned around and went back to the car to enjoy some hot chocolate and drive home to a warm bath 🙂 Too bad I didn’t make it to my last top, but I think I can live without the mug 😉
The next day I joined Sevim for a walk close to Tromsø. We were lucky, it was sunny! We went at sunset though, so we walked in the almost-dark most of the time, but I did manage to take a few photos of the autumn landscape – very pretty!
Life is getting back to normal, Paul is back at work and I should start working on my corrections soon. We’re going to Oslo for the weekend, I have a job interview there on Monday! The job would be in Tromsø, but the head office is in Oslo, that’s why they asked me to come there. Paul has still not been to Oslo, so we decided to use this opportunity to do some sightseeing.
I’ll try to post some photos of my time in the Netherlands soon… stay tuned 🙂