Photo Series: Honningsvåg Harbor Reflections

The feeling of Spring is still in the air and it’s wonderful.  One of the dangers of working right along the wharf is that I can’t stop going outside and taking pictures of the reflections in the harbor.  With the bright blue skies and light breeze, the conditions have been perfect for lovely patterns onContinue reading “Photo Series: Honningsvåg Harbor Reflections”

Dreaming of Kirkeporten: An Easy Hike with a Spectacular View

A layer of snow still covers the ground.  In some areas, like our backyard, there’s a 2-meter high snow wall, sculpted by the strong winter winds.  In others, grass blades are uncovered and brown soil is in clear sight.  There is definitely a hint of Spring in the air.  However, I don’t know if IContinue reading “Dreaming of Kirkeporten: An Easy Hike with a Spectacular View”

The Arctic ABC’s

If you are considering visiting the North Cape, you might be enticed by the Arctic ABC’s: A.           Auruora borealis, come twirl under a dancing sky. B            Blueberries, hand picked of course. C            Cloud berry, try them, you might just like ‘em! D           Dare to dipContinue reading “The Arctic ABC’s”

The North Cape Film – a Magnificent Glimpse into an Arctic World

In September 2010, my husband and I were deciding if moving to the North Cape was the right thing for our family.  In the process, we did a lot of googling and found a film that captured our attention.  It’s fourteen minutes long, so if you’re really interested in our Arctic world, I highly recommendContinue reading “The North Cape Film – a Magnificent Glimpse into an Arctic World”

A Year in the North Cape

It’s official.  We’ve lived one year in the North Cape of Norway… one year and two weeks to be exact.  We’ve experienced polar nights and the midnight sun.  Northern lights, reindeer munching shrubs in our yard, and gale force winds that scare the you-know-what out of me (Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wind). I’veContinue reading “A Year in the North Cape”

Three Ways to Say ‘Reindeer Poop’

“Guess what, Mommy?  I know how to say ‘reindeer poop’ in three languages,” my five-year old said, as we strolled down the street, passing a large pile of poo. “Oh really.  Let me hear it,”  I said, wondering what third language she’d recently picked up. “‘Reindeer poop‘ in English, ‘Reinsdyr bæsj’ in Norwegian, and ‘ReinContinue reading “Three Ways to Say ‘Reindeer Poop’”