Expedition Rogen

Last year, Vlado and I were planning a paddle trip around Rogen lake in Sweden, but because of fire danger we did not make it. The idea has been in my head till then, so when SuperKoma started  suggesting another trip to north with Dr. Love and Mr. Mara, the destination was obvious. Let's go to Rogen! Meanwhile SuperKoma made SuperBerta with Stepanka...so  Mr.Vit Snowhite took his place. We rented two canoes and hit "the road". Six nights in wild nature, around 10 portages (some of them longer than 500m) and around 50-60km of paddling. Good weather most of the time, some wind in all directions, great fishing, lack of beer, good mood...difficult to write more details, it was just perfect. Two men in one canoe make one body and one brain, real men doing real work. So remote and various landscape, so many stories. We got several trout over 1kg, one pike about 5kg, a lot of grayling (max 45cm), some nice perch and one char. At the end we were dreaming about not-fish meal and some beer - yes, we underestimated our beer suply and were without beer for 5 days...
Our trip and camps
The start in Käringsjöen

Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
around midnight
Small lakes
and big lakes...
Several tricky parts
and lovely places
Crossing the Rogen lake on calm water was just amazing
and last few meters...
This is the most funny portage...400m in the swamp
It is so great to have the opportunity to camp everywhere...
Fire was our good friend
another camping place
and the only one rainy day...
The turning point of our trip and last drops of plumb brandy...so sad moment
Culinary orgy every day
Biggest grayling of the trip by Mr. Mara
Biggest pike of the trip by Dr. Love
A typical lunch break
and dinner...

Fishing without catching

Collegue Jan Erik from our lovely department organised a fishing trip to Trondheim fjord.

Luckily, the NTNU boat was broken, so we got this amazing replacement - TAMPEN from 1902.
Expectations were high... a few fish were caught, but nothing significant. But Albert got our propeller!
 Titanic was just 30m shorter than this cruise ship.
And Sunday - finally salmon fishing season has started. My first trip led to Orkla...
and this was the first scene I encountered when coming to my section...10kg salmon...
I spent 12 hours casting around Saghølen
but no luck this time. Next weekend again!

Sunny days


from Trondheim fjord to...
Finland and further to Mallorca
to get sun burned and enjoy some bathing as well (Cala Banyalbufar).
Sea + wine = always good time.
The island offers good hiking - this one is from a coastal walk to Port des Canonge
and this one from a walk to Estellencs
"Peru-like" area
Treas in towns, so nice. Regarding transportation on the island, it was super convenient to use local buses, that are modern, cheap, and frequent.
but back to Norway...it was time to come back to Tustna, to finish the ridge. A few years ago we hiked its eastern part (in the middle on this picture)
so now was the time to do the western part (from Haugen to Knubben and Jurtinden and back)
Hiking on Tustna is very scenic, as the mountains are growing directly from the sea.
Combination of snow, blue sky, blue sea and Trollheimen in background...
On the top of Jurtinden (857m)
Midnight moon at Røsvatnet - great camping area
Next to Tustna is Smøla island, very flat (max elevation of 67m), but scenic as well.
It is well-known for good fishing. I was mostly interested in sea trout. They hunt in these sea streams and I was really happy to get one.

Påske time

For many days, the sun has been shining... good time for the first spring river fishing on Nidelva (with nice catch of super tasty trout as bonus).
Easter - good time to head to the mountains to enjoy some spring cross-country skiing, grilling, wine, sun bathing, ice-fishing etc.
We spent seven days in a lovely cabin next to Flatningen lake, exploring nearby places (skiing in Rondane and Jotunheimen, fishing in Otta river, ice-fishing on Furusjoen).
Almost summer weather all the time, sometimes challenging to wax (klister needed), truly amazing...never seen so many smiling Norwegians
We reached one top as well (Formokampen, 1424m). It offers great view on Rondane
The top is easy to reach on cross-country skies and the downhill back is perfect.

The snow is slowly melting near Peer Gynt cabin...
From mountains to the sea - Easter monday trip to summer Aure to try some fjord fishing...
Not so much fish, but great time anyway.