They went out with a Canoe but came back from the Coastal Trial
September is the Month which in many ways is like April here in Norway: Four seasons - Warmth - Cold - even Frost.
Butt – some differences there are:
April has Naked Trees and Cold Water. Colourful spring Flowers in the forests. Melting Snow and Spring creeks and the sound of mating birds.
September has colourful leafs, mild water, wild berries and young birds training for their long journey to the South.
Both months can be mild, even nearly warm(to be at 60 degrees North). In April we call it “A taste of Summer” – In September “Indian Summer”.
Saturday Forecast: Sunny, 23 Celcius. (That’s an agreeable Summer temperature here).
Decision: Let’s go canoeing.
That was exactly what we did. Canoe brought up at the top of the car. Driving 23 km (14 miles) to the first lake – Normally we paddle over in a about10 minutes, then lift it up to the next where we can stay for the whole day. Or lift it up to the “secret” 3rd lake.
Well up to the lake:
Strong wind from north-west, and even very chilly. Oh, no. No-no-no-no.
Ha-ha- ha – here at our Hurum peninsula we have more choices. We have the Coastal Trial.
The trial is well market, with it's blue signs, like here on a tree.
Which means, you can always walk where the wind do not “take” you. And at the same time be very close to nature – and what a variation of beach zones, stones (even volcanic 100 of millions years old), and vegetation within less than half a mile. And not crowded, to say it timid.
The shore is very variable - stones, pepples and sand
Cause the wind came from North, we went to the southern part of the Coast Trial – or Kyststien – and had the most wonderful view of the outer Oslofjord. (100 km long – 62 miles)
First glimpse of the coast.
Closer and closer to the shore
A closer look
We went further - thrugh the coastal forest
Then suddenly, hidden in the coastal Forest - a red boat
Different vegetations as we went on
Blue marks on the rocks. We were on track.
View from a higher point. The southern part of Oslofjord
Anna with Crocs sitting on the Rocks and wading in the Sea.
What is this?
Papa was almost sunburned
Then we left the coastal trial and headed for the Summerhouse - a wonderful day by the coast.
Hope you enjoyed our Saturday tour and the pictures.
At the end of the day, we ended up with Shrimps and Homemade Meatcakes. Recipe copyrighted by Anna.
PS. Monday, September 10, we have local elections in Norway. We will vote. As the both of us always have done. Too many do not vote. I can, in a certain way understand why, but that’s another story.
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