Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Solstice

Wednesday marked summer solstice – the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  From now on, each day will be a little shorter than the previous, until we reach the depths of winter. For arctic countries this is … Continue reading

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Around the Mountain

Last week, we did something we had never done before. We bought two bicycles. Finally after over 30 years, I have my own bicycle, all for me – not one I borrowed from my sister, and then got in trouble … Continue reading

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Den Trondhjemske Postvei, Part To – the bit before IKEA

Having completed the first section of the Bergen Trondheim postal route on Saturday, we decided to complete the second section on Sunday. Sunday is long run day, so we thought to combine the two. According to google maps it would … Continue reading

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Den Trondhjemske Postvei, Part En – the bit after IKEA

The old Trondheim post road is a historic postal route built around 1780, connecting Trondheim and Bergen. Back in the day, the 700km route took over two weeks to travel. The first section of the route, started in Bergen, passed … Continue reading

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Tælavåg

Telavåg is a tiny settlement of 491 inhabitants on the island of Sotra, one of the outermost collection of islands buffering Bergen from the rough and wild North Sea On April 26, 1942, tragedy struck this small village. Gestapo agents … Continue reading

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