Oslo and around

Moving from Trondheim to Oslo...the car stopped working. After a few weeks in Oslo, I decided to sold it. Public transport is great here and it is probably more efficient to use local car sharing companies. 

I started to discover local lakes... there are several hundreds of them in Nordmarka (mostly with perch and trout)
The view from the terrace
Frozen art on the car roof
The view from the work... is it really necessary to be in the office?
on my way to the office... the same question
looking at the adventure in Fram museum
Lets go away
Blindern metro station next to my work
Songvann, 500m from the place I live
New region, new fish, new style...
On my way from ice-fishing trip
Going fishing by train
Another lake with perch
Starting to discover the region...
Good winter condition are not far away
Local cabin art
Great ski-tracks near Nesbyen
I realised that I miss the sea...
Holstein metro station in the morning (start of my working day)
Afternoon in Nordmarka
Finally outside the city again...near Trysil
Foggy skiing around Trysil
A view from the bedroom in Oslo...
Trying to escape Covid...Tunhovd damm
View from the cabin in Tunhovd...must come back next year
Creative ice-fishing
Home-office..nature comes to me
Home office - some colleagues are creative

Winter time 2019-2020

Dear HJ and Toma,
instead of a postcard, we are sending you a few pictures from last two weeks. They are very monotone - just skiing and icefishing. But the sky was providing great show! Hope you will enjoy that and see you soon, here or there!

This lake near Trondheim is called Gaustadvatnet.  In this early morning the sky was violent. It was probably my last icefishing trip with Albert and Emilio and we got no fish there.
For Xmas, we moved more "south" and inland, into a simple cabin Midtvangen near Tynset and Savalen lake.
We are sure you know Tynset, as it is the place with the world's largest kick sled. And many people use regular size ones in the streets of this vibrant town!
In the mornings, I was drilling holes into the ice on Savalen lake, that is called "arctic char (røya in Norwegian) eldorado". Icefishing is very interesting activity and I am sure, you would love it. 

I was getting several fish every day, so we grilled a lot. Which is great, because you do not have to clean dishes, which is too much work in a cabin without water.
In the afternoon (these are still very short now - it is getting dark around 15:30) we were discovering cross-country skiing possibilities in the region.
Everything was nicely frozen, as it was minus 15.

After 5 days, we drove back to rainy Trondheim. Our next destination was supposed to be Sweden, but because of very bad weather forecast we headed south again, into Alvdal. We found an amazing cabin there. This is the view from its door. It was cabin deluxe, as the dry toilet was inside.
The daily routine was classical - icefishing in the morning, skiing in the afternoon, eating and reading in the evening.

As I have already written, I am sure you would love that activity. It is very meditative.
And sometimes you got a beautifull fish - this one is my personal røya record (about 1,5kg)
Next day was great as well...
so we had several good dinners (with red Spanish wine, sorry!)
The landscape around was just magnificant
and the sky went crazy some evenings...

So that is all for now, have a great year 2020, cheers and see you soon! P+B

Icefishing season is back!

Winter has been here for several weeks
Lakes are getting frozen
so it is time to get ready to drill some holes.
Snowfree steel ice is always nice
and with some sun and no wind, ice fishing is very pleasant activity
the noise of bells ...
Meeting an old dog somewhere near Trondheim
On one of many local lakes
Arctic char is a beautiful fish
and even small one makes you happy
Big trout makes me even more happy. Well, season has just started, days are super short, so hopefully there will be much more in upcoming months...next trips - Savalen and Sweden! Have a nice Xmas!