A short report from Oslo in February 2011
this is a short report from Oslo, Norway.
The Pine outside my Home Office
It’s still Winter with Snow and even more of the white crystals is expected in the Days to come. Not much, but fresh and white.
Hvervenbukta, Oslo – February 12-2011
After some shopping last Saturday, I went down to the Beach. Some people tried to walk on the Ice. Most went walking in the Sunny and wind-free weather.
View of inner part of Oslofjord towards western hills
This part of Oslofiord (Bunnefjorden) was frozen. But I would not take the risk go walk out on the Ice. Bunnefjorden is a bi-fjord to the main Oslofjord. It goes about 40 km (25 miles) south-east from Oslo.
Fishing on Sea Ice
Some did – and they were fishing. They use manual Ice-drills and drill a hole in the Ice and then start Fishing. Several good (White) Fishes for eating in the fjord. Besides a wonderful day out in the nature and Sunshine. It's pleasant if you wear the right clothes;-)
Cruiseliner heading South
In the background I could see the Cruiseliner heading south from Oslo to Kiel in Germany. A most excotic cruise this time of year. On board you have all the fascilities you expect on a cruise ship. Besides it is the largest car-ferry on this planet. In Norway, of all places;-)
Snow on Bench
I would have liked to sit down, but you see why I’ll wait for that until Summer. You see we have mostly wind from North during the Winter. How can you see that? Shadows, time of year and lattitude. And of course: The Snow.
Lillis controls everything everywhere
I went home to a pleasant Winter Home. To Anna and the 3 Cats.
PS. Our Car was delivered for 120.000 km service to day. Due to the impact of road salting during winter, all the brake systems needed to be replaced (rust). The price: For me and Anna: 4 flight tickets Norway – USA – Norway; in peak season. Grrrr.
Have a great rest of the week. I might report more often in the future, so keep looking for more excotic news from the Nordics here on my blog.
What's up in Oslo the Weeks to come, except some hundreds live concerts?
The World Championship in Nordic Skiing
PS. Lillis still lives with us. And she will