Monday, September 24, 2007

Cyber Cruise - Tuesday September 25 - 2007

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From Summerhouse to Chalet in Norwegian Mountains

My regular readers my remember Anna celebrated another Birthday last Thursday. It was a mild evening, and we did have our starter outside.

The main course was eaten inside in front of the fireplace.

A desert as well..... Know what it is?

On Friday we were heading for the Mountains - 230 km (about 140 miles) Northwest of Oslo. Hemsedal is one of Norways most popular Mountain Resorts. Lot's of ski-lifts. Mountain Bike tracks - even downhills, well organized horseriding tours in the Mountains, Golf, hiking tracks, swimming pools, hotels, chalets, restaurants, nightclubs, pubs, remote settlements, hunting, fishing, rafting, paddling ---- great and challenging outdoor life with other words.

When we arrived the first thing to do, was to lift up our vimpel. To tell the world it's people in the house. That's a normal habit here. If you forget to do it, you'll be punished with bad weather

Here is the cabin. 3 sleeping rooms, sauna, kitchen, livingroom, restroom...

We rented a mountain cabin. Equipped with everything. We only need to bring linen and towels. Plus food of course. Dish? haha - Machine of course.

Saturday Morning. Snow at the Mountain top - Skogshorn ("Foresthorn" oder "Waldhorn" ou "Pic de Forêt" - "Pica Forestal") - 1727 masl (5500 feet around). Could we reach the top?

Then we had to prepare. Anna with lot's of coffee.

A-L needed some brushing - to feel the freshness from the clear Mountain air. LOL.

The hike started along a tiny creek valley

Lot's of mountain hikers this Saturday. Mountain hiking is popular in Norway. And "everybody" like to see the bright colours in the Autumn. As you can see, we were not the first one. LOL.

Tatatataaaa - what did we see over the Hill? More mountains and a valley, shaped by the glaciers during the last Ice Age.

Still more climbing - or walking up the path.

What is he doing here? He is on his way down again - No, only smiling to the Camera

Old, dead tree - completly dried out

Resting belowe the snow and ice. In fact, it was so icy, we dropped the top. We would not risk to slide down to the Valley on our Butts. *giggles*. We went up to about 1300 meters (over 4000 feet) and were satisfied with the climb of 350 meters (1100 feet) to well above the Forest limit.

An apple a day --- even in the fresh air

Snow and crystal clear Creek - Wonderful taste

The weather changes quickly in the Mountains. We were happy we went hiking on Saturday and not in the fog and wind on Sunday.

After a wonderful weekend in the Mountains, it was nice to return back to the Valley.

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Blogger lime said...

what a wonderful time it looks like you had. such beautiful pictures to tell the story.

September 25, 2007 7:40 pm  
Blogger .:mar said...

Everything looks great, TorAa. What a lovely way to celebrate Anna's birthday! I would still like to know what you had for dessert, it looks deliciously fruity :)
Can't reach the captain's site today for some reason...

September 25, 2007 7:52 pm  
Blogger One Wacky Mom said...

Wow, TorAa, amazing pictures. Oslo Norway is truly very quiet isn'it it? Looks like a great place to get away to. What a wonderful place for me to write a book? How much would one of the cabins cost? In US dollars?

To rent...for a month?

September 25, 2007 10:03 pm  
Blogger A. said...

Beautiful countryside and wonderful pictures, and the cabin looks lovely and cozy. I did read that part about lifting up your vimpel and wondered..., but I scrolled down and all was revealed! ;)

I've no idea what the desert is - fruit in jelly over sponge/pastry? Delicious looking.

September 25, 2007 11:03 pm  
Blogger A. said...

I've just noticed the dessert is labelled panacotta, so .... my guess is .... panacotta!!!

September 25, 2007 11:11 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

Wonderful photos for a wonderful celebration.

September 25, 2007 11:30 pm  
Blogger ViJaY said...

Ur one good photographer, i must say... And wt was the name of the dish btw?? The skogshorn picture was amazing.. Did u reach the top anyway?? We do find some mountains like this in india but the only difference being, you have no snow here... But that makes the big difference... Cos I love Snow!!!

P.S. And dont forget to tell me the who won the match between norway and germany.. Cos i do follow soccer... But not women's...

September 26, 2007 3:13 am  
Blogger ViJaY said...

And, i hav blogrolled you... Can u blogroll me too?? Thanks...

September 26, 2007 3:20 am  
Blogger eastcoastlife said...

Wow. What a great time I could have in Norway! I love the cabin and the scenic view. I have to make plans to visit Norway one day. Renny and you are great ambassadors for your country. :)

September 26, 2007 6:33 am  
Anonymous claudie said...

Tor! C'est un bol d'air frais sur ton blog! Les paysages sont magnifiques! J'ai la tête qui tourne maintenant! Quitter l'altitude 0 et l'air du sud et respirer et sentir l'air pur de vos montagnes! C'est sur que ça ouvre l'apétit!!!

September 26, 2007 7:03 am  
Blogger TorAa said...

@: Thanks for all the great comments regarding our Mountain trip. It was a wonderful weekend and we allready miss the view from the Cabin.
@Dessert: a. is rigth - the photo is labeled "pannacotta". What is a pannacotta? Here in several languages:

September 26, 2007 7:37 am  
Blogger Dragonheart said...

Beautiful landscapes! Just lovely. :)

September 26, 2007 8:33 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Oh geez, I am breathless and my poor legs are hurting. I love mountains but I hate to hike or even climb on them ! I am very very lazy for that. Your pictures are beautiful and your cabin very nice ! I had to laugh when you wrote "a mild evening" and Anna wears a thick jacket, lol ! Tell that an Italian for them mild means at least 24°C ! I enjoyed our 24° during the sunny day and they said it's cold and already automn !

September 26, 2007 5:29 pm  
Blogger Melli said...

*Huffing and puffing* You have thoroughly exhausted me Tor! Can we go back to the cabin now and have little something? My tummy sounds like Captains!!! What exhilarating fresh air up here though!!! And such beauty...

September 26, 2007 6:59 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Anna, first of all. And what a spectacular view and place! WOW! You Norwegians really know how to live!

September 26, 2007 9:42 pm  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

You've become such a great digital story teller Tor! Thanks for taking us with on this wonderful tour in the Norwegian mountains and I'm glad we've almost decided for a blogger trip there in a while!
Do you think we can convice and tempt other blogfriends of ours to come along?

The dinner at Anna's birthday looks delicious - you know I love shrimps as a starter!

Btw: Your A-Team ID looks YOU - Captains is such a creative fellow :-)

September 27, 2007 12:38 am  
Anonymous captain lifecruiser said...

So, how about some Rocket Fuel Soup after the chill in the mountains? *giggles*

September 27, 2007 1:02 am  
Blogger Maribeth said...

I am back from the dog show! Arnie did great!!! I'll be around more now for commenting and hopefully writing too! I sure have missed the blogasphere!

September 27, 2007 1:15 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

TorAa...That first picture of the mountain is like a painting! Gorgeous And Amazing! This is a wonderful tour of some of your gorgeous mountains...Norway certainky is very very beautiful...though pretty darn cold! (lol)

September 27, 2007 1:30 am  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Beautiful! Wild Flowers are still nice too. Happy B-day, Anna!
You guys are just too healthy over there! HA! You alllook like a picture of health.

September 27, 2007 5:05 am  
Anonymous ghee said...

Hi Tor!!
Belated Happpy Birthday to Anna!!
I love your place and trhe log house!!Can I visit one day?haha!

Thank you for the messages even when I was away,thats so nice of you.

Beautiful pics as usual!!

September 27, 2007 7:21 am  
Anonymous Sword Girl said...

We'd love to go on a hike with y'all. It looks like many *COOL* places. I was wondering how the shrimp was prepared to stick together like that. It looks very scrumdillyicious!!! :-D

September 28, 2007 4:46 am  

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