PhD Workshop in Fosenkoia

Fast multicultural hiking trip to Fosenkoia with a few PhD collegues. Great time and so close to Trondheim! Thanks to Miss Pancake for organising this event (even she hates nature) and to others for their contributions to that food and game's orgy.
park your bike, take the  boat and hit the hiking trail
typical start from the need to hike up little bit
and little bit more
to be rewarded
views are great...but it is time to find the cabin
Munken mountain and lake Aksnesdammen
where NTNUI cabin stands
evening is cold
but night inside is warm


Nidelva is the river that winds through Trondheim. The feeling of the river being all around you might cause some geographical confusion, especially during first days of your stay in the city. Elva is Norwgian word for 'the river', so the name Nidelva translates to "The River Nid". It is possible to catch salmon just in the middle of the city. 

Our spanish collegue Adria came with an idea to rent some kayaks and experience the city from different perspective. So we did. Being quit lucky with the weather, we enjoyed a couple of hours of paddling from Lerkendal to Skansen.  

Rail and pedestrian/cycle bridge in Lerkendal - my cycle route to work goes on that bridge
bridge to St. Olav hospital
wooden cycle/pedestrian bridge to Ila
Elgeseter bridge
under Old Town bridge

rail bridge in Skansen

Family weekend

One-day trip to Hitra (one of the largest Norwegian islands) is probably not the best idea when days are getting short, as it takes couple of hours to get there...but still it was nice day full of fun and fishing. From road engineering perspective the Hitra tunnel (connecting the island and mainland) is interesting - it was constructed in 1994 and it is 5,6 km long. It reaches a depth of 264m under see level, making it the deepest tunnel in the world when it was built. Hitra is well known fishing (and hunting) destination, so we went there to try our luck. Thanks to Geir we knew about several good locations...
Storstraumen (63.636497, 8.869031). I have never seen sea current like this one. Nice place, but we were not successful here.
my cousin Iva flew from Geneve to visit us for weekend

Another location - bridge in Knektøya (63.653387, 9.028012). We got the dinner for 6 people in two hours of fishing here. Polocks and one red cod fish. Belma got the largest one.
On Sunday, we visited Emilie and her dogs family

Little bit of training in the mud

And lunch in Kalas and Canasta restaurant was the perfect ending of nice weekend (