Tønsvik

After weeks of grey and stormy weather, with half a metre of new snow in the past week, we FINALLY woke up to blue skies and sunshine on Sunday. Of course we had to take advantage of that :) so we drove to Tønsvik to go skiing in the valley there.

The last bit of blue sky before the snow shower hit us This scene reminded us of a postcard that Pauls parents once sent us: a birch forest with a moose hiding between the trees. As we didn't have a moose handy, Paul had to take its place ;)

The first bit was really lovely in the sunshine, but soon we got hit by a snow shower that seemed to last forever. The snow flakes were enormous and quite pretty, but we got covered in wet snow which my down jacket didn’t like too much. After a break for sandwiches and chocolate, we watched the blue skies return :)

In the middle of the snow shower, taking a much needed break to drink some water On the way back, when skies cleared again

We even got the sunshine back! We weren’t sure, as it was after 18:00 by then and we thought the sun might be behind the mountains. The days are getting very long very quickly, I’m loving it!

Untouched snow... so pretty Sun sun sun!

The light was beautiful on the way back, a warm golden light :) The way back was downhill all the way, with some very fun descents, and we made it back to the car by 19:00.

Nice natural arch :) Paul at sunset

Such a nice trip! When the weather is grey for such a long time, I really start longing for spring, and really envy people back home who can already sit out in the garden and enjoy spring flowers. But when the sun finally comes out after we’ve had fresh snowfall, I completely forget that and just enjoy our long winter :)

That’s all, hopefully more soon as I still have so many photos to share! I have some days off this week, so I might finally find time to get them online :)

2 Responses to “Tønsvik”

  1. Ben says:

    Such amazing pictures as usual Hanneke! I’d gladly swap an early spring for an extra long winter, especially one as pretty as the winter over there.

    Keep up the good blogs and pictures!
    Ben

  2. Hanneke says:

    Hey Ben, a bit late, but thanks for your comment! It looks like you guys are skipping Spring over there and going straight to summer… couldn’t believe the temperatures in the UK! :D We still don’t get much more than about +7 degrees, but at least it’s been quite sunny in the previous days and that makes up for a lot.
    Happy Easter!!