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Month: May 2012

Vannøya

Vannøya

Two weeks ago we decided to take a daytrip to Vannøya, an island north of Tromsø. It had been snowing during the night and driving conditions on some stretches were really tough – luckily we hadn’t changed to summer tires yet! The weather improved during the day so the view on the drive back was completely different… After arriving on the island, our first stop was Torsvåg. I really wanted to visit Torsvåg as the lighthouse there is one of…

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A Cup of Tea

A Cup of Tea

And now for something completely different between all the landscape/nature photos on this blog 🙂 Last week there was a “fotomesse” in Tromsø, a kind of trade fair organised by a shop in Oslo (we don’t even have a decent photography shop in Tromsø!). Apart from selling all kinds of equipment, there were also talks by photographers and several workshops. All for free 🙂 I was lucky with my work schedule, and I was able to join 3 workshops and…

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Spring??

Spring??

Spring is slowly making its way to Tromsø, but this weekend we seem to have turned back to winter: snow showers! We were craving some fresh air though, so we decided to go for a walk anyway. We walked along the coast of the mainland, sometimes battered by snow and hail showers, other times enjoying bright sunshine 🙂 a great walk! Here you can see that spring is actually here: buds on the trees and oystercatchers. We even saw little…

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Ice in Ramfjorden

Ice in Ramfjorden

Yesterday evening the water around Tromsø was mirror calm and I (Paul) decided it was time for the first boat trip of the year! I had heard that the sea ice in Ramfjorden had recently broken up and thought it would be interesting to make a trip in the channels between the ice floes. When I got to Ramfjorden, I found that all the broken-off pieces of ice had been blown out of the fjord so the maze of channels…

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