Salmon fishing game

Salmon fishing is very challenging activity. It requires patience, right timing and a lot of luck, as there are so many variables involved. This season I have decided to focus on one river only - Orkla, and one particular section only - Svinsøyen (3km long). The strategy was clear - to get to know the section well instead of just driving around Norway and hope to get a salmon in some river. The bonus is that Orkla is beautiful river surrounded by nice nature and it is only 50 km far from our house. This weekend, I have been there for the second time this year, accompanied by Emilio. All this time, I have not even seen anybody get salmon, but this weekend...wow

welcome to the playground

This is well equipped shelter called "gapahuk" and there are several of them along the section
The signs of salmon everywhere, you can see them jumping in the river... but to get them seems hopeless, but this time we were lucky
 on Saturday, Emilio hooked one, using worms. Unforunatelly, after several minutes his line broke...

 on the way back to car, we observed this German man, landing one salmon. It was amazing to observe his technique. He got 4 salmon this weekend...but kept only one

so on Sunday, we woke up at 5:00 and went back to the section, where we saw the German man. The section is called Rorommet. The German man was already there and he explained us some salmon rules (where to start fishing etc).
and at 7:30, I landed this beautifull male salmon (89 cm and 7kg). It was fantastic experience and I must thank Karlheinz and Emilio for their assistance. It is amazing, how strong that fish can be. I must also thank Fery for his support and Ray, Albert Max and Belma!
and just 15 minutes before our licence ended, Emilio got one as well... not big as mine, but nice. Happiness (:

...taky-ony-daky weekend


hiking up Skirådalen in Dovrefjell-Sundalsfjella national park
to reach this minicabin Storvassbua
This is midnight view of Storvatnet from one of cabin's window...
Nearby Langtjønna is trout-fishing paradise. I got 32 nice trout there, kept only a few for dinner
On the way back, a local old man explained how he makes oil and some other products from pine trees, using his own procedure and laboratory (the contruction in the background).
Just short look at Linndalsfallet and lets go back to the city.

London

A short story from a short trip to London.
Obvious destination
to check some art and enjoy the space.
The Regent's canal - a great "place" to escape from the busy streets. More info here.
Actons Lock - an action brings an interaction. Urban space in its best. Good to check nearby Broadway market!
However, old style sights are nice as well...
All Points East Festival in Victoria park. Amazing line-up, weather, atmosphere and performances. The moment when Nick Cave brought Kylie Minogue on the stage was "wow" (see here)
Nature History Museum provided another ingredient into the mix.
Postcards...