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Month: February 2011

Sunny Days & Moonlit Nights

Sunny Days & Moonlit Nights

Last week we had beautiful weather; not a cloud in sight for several days. I was working quite a lot of shifts, but one afternoon I decided to take the long way to work to enjoy the sunshine and take some photos. The yellow house in the photo below (as well as all the other buildings in the photo) belongs to the open air museum at the south tip of Tromsø island. It’s a collection of buildings “rescued” from places…

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Ullstinden

Ullstinden

This weekend the weather in Tromsø was perfect for skiing. On Friday night we got about 25 cm of fresh snow and for the rest of the weekend had clear blue skies. I decided to ski up Ullstinden, a mountain about 1000 m high on the the mainland about 45 minutes drive from Tromsø. Ullstind roughly translates to the wool mountain, which is a good description. Ullstinden is easy to climb, faces into the afternoon sun, frequently has good snow…

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Blåmannsvikdalen

Blåmannsvikdalen

It’s been blowing a gale this weekend, which prevented us from going up any mountains. It’s also quite cold (for Tromsø), -8 °C which makes it feel really cold with the added windchill. We wanted some fresh air anyway, so we went snowshoeing in the valley next to Blåmann, called Blåmannsvikdalen. It’s a very narrow valley surrounded by beautiful mountains. Luckily, the valley was quite sheltered from the wind. This cabin was near the parking place, they built it so…

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