Monthly Archives: June 2011

Arctic Tramping: Senja

We had a few days to spare in Tromsø and decided to undertake some tramping. We visited the helpful woman in the information centre and told her our requests: 2 – 3 days, scenic, and not too difficult seeing it would be … Continue reading

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Snow!

We decided to climb one of the nearby hills in Tromsø. We had to stomp through the snow to get to the top. Quite exciting.

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Midnight Sun Marathon, Part To

Brian just finished at a respectable time of 4hr 15 mins. Congratulations! It’s 2am now and still broad daylight. Tromsø is busy partying, but we’re going to bed.

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Midnight Sun Marathon, Part En

It’s 9.30am, and we’re in our hotel room in Tromsø. The marathon starts in eleven hours. I’m pushing a fever from a travel cold.  As I’m calculating how to optimise my Panadol intake for best performance, and contemplating the logistics … Continue reading

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Train! Train! Oh, it’s a Train!

Following our 24 hour whirlwind tour of Oslo, we took the train to Bergen. The Bergen railway is a 480km journey connecting Norway’s two largest cities.  It is one of Europe’s highest railways, and often also described as the most spectacular.  … Continue reading

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Baby Thrower

We spotted this statue on our morning run through the Viegeland Sculpture Park in Oslo. It’s one of probably several hundred naked sculptures by Norwegian sculpture, Gustav Viegeland.  The park is impressive, and the crowd of stony nakedness rather alluring. Inexplicably, this one also reminds me … Continue reading

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