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A sunny weekend in Oslo

A sunny weekend in Oslo

A week ago I had visitors: not only Michiel, but his mum, sister and sister’s boyfriend came to Oslo! The weather has been really sad and grey this winter, I was really getting fed up of all the grey low clouds. I was so excited when the weather forecast showed sun for this weekend: excellent! Michiel and his mum arrived on Friday afternoon, and we went to visit the Viking Ship Museum that I hadn’t been to yet. I really…

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Bygdøy Sunset

Bygdøy Sunset

Happy 2017! Here’s to lots of love, good health and fun adventures 🙂 I have a lot of photos waiting to be posted, but for now just a series of photos I took today. It was a grey and foggy day, but the clouds were supposed to clear in the afternoon. I took a gamble and cycled to Paradisbukta on Bygdøy in the hope of a nice sunset. I got so much more than I was hoping for – AMAZING…

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October in Oslo

October in Oslo

Some photos taken in and around Oslo earier this month, when Michiel was visiting me 🙂 The Royal Palace at sunset… On Saturday we went for a walk in Oslomarka, starting from Tryvannshøgda and ending at Holmenkollen. The weather was beautiful, and there were still some autumn colours left… Michiel in the forest 🙂 At Skjennungen… We had a nice break at Skjennungstua with some very tasty cinnemon rolls. After that we continued our walk on “blue paths” (blåstien, hiking paths…

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A walk near Fredrikstad

A walk near Fredrikstad

In early August, I visited Marie and Pål in Fredrikstad for a weekend. We planned to go for a long walk on Saturday, but it rained like crazy for much of the day. After a lot of cups of tea the rain finally stopped, and Marie and I went for a walk not far from Fredrikstad. It started out cloudy, and we thought these views were about as much as we could hope for 😉 We found lots of chanterelles…

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Sunset from Paradisbukta

Sunset from Paradisbukta

Summer seems to be slowly coming to an end, but there are still plenty of nice days. Today I cycled to Paradisbukta on Bygdøy to watch the sunset. View of Paradisbukta and the setting sun. The view from the rock that I was sitting on, enjoying the sunset and reading a book. Kids were playing in the water and jumping of a platform. After sunset, all turned pastel… A last view of Paradisbukta before cycling home… What a beautiful evening!…

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Midsummer Night Ride

Midsummer Night Ride

Last weekend I did something crazy: I took the train to Grua and cycled all the way back to Oslo through the forest, nearly 60 km – in the middle of the night! It was beautiful: sunset at nearly 23:00, an orange moon rising, a sunset melting into sunrise, with beautiful twilight colours. I hardly saw anyone (except for a few people camping in the forest), but I did meet two big moose and heard the eerie call of the…

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Cycling around Maridalsvannet

Cycling around Maridalsvannet

Today I went for a long bike ride (nearly 35 km) through the forest and around Maridalsvannet, a large lake north of Oslo (and the source the city’s drinking water). This is before I got to Maridalsvannet though, a much smaller lake in the forest… Spectacular view over Maridalsvannet – so pretty! I wasn’t the only one out for a bike ride on this sunny Sunday 🙂 Parts of the ride went through farmlands, I loved it! There were lots…

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