Twisted and Tangled

Living on the island of Magerøya has made me more aware of ocean pollution.  The powerful ocean waves may wash plenty of driftwood onto shore, but that’s not all.  I’ve found computers, chairs, countless rubber gloves, toothpaste tubes, ketchup bottles and the list goes on.  I’m currently working on a project that will hopefully raise funds toContinue reading “Twisted and Tangled”

The Scandinavian Route to the North Cape: Historic Places

There are many ways to travel to the North Cape.  Some adventurous souls choose to walk (Tonje Helene Blomseth), others choose skis (Henrik and Håkon), others – kayaks (Magnus and Lars), or even hitting golf ball the length of Norway in a campaign against cancer (Gunnstein Fretheim). There are many more that choose a moreContinue reading “The Scandinavian Route to the North Cape: Historic Places”

Passing through the Tufts

The island of Magerøya has many places that the locals refer to as “perler”, or pearls:  Beautiful, unique locations that are a pleasure to explore.  One of these treasured spots is called Sarnes, just a ten-minute drive from our home. This past weekend I stumbled upon a fascinating discovery.  But before I share it, I must giveContinue reading “Passing through the Tufts”

Putting their Paddling to the Test

And they’re off! On April 23, Magnus and Lars, two native North Capers, embarked on the journey of a lifetime. They set out from Lindesnes and are paddling the coast of Norway:  Destination – 71º N of the Equator. You can follow their current location on the map here:  Lars and Magnus’ paddling route.  AndContinue reading “Putting their Paddling to the Test”

From Rome, With Love

Last summer, not long after my husband and I came home from a vacation to Rome, we hiked to Knivskjellodden – the northernmost point of Europe.  With the splendor of Rome fresh on our minds, we couldn’t help but smile when we came upon a friendly greeting from some Italian hikers: I hope they enjoyed the NorthContinue reading “From Rome, With Love”

Two “North Capers” on their own Nordkapp Adventure

In the first of the series, The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp), I’d like to introduce you to two native “North Capers” (Nordkaperne) who are about to embark on their own Lindesnes to Nordkapp expedition.  Their journey will not be on foot, skis, or peddling a bicycle.  What’s their preferred means of transportation for thisContinue reading “Two “North Capers” on their own Nordkapp Adventure”

The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp)

There are many that heed the call of the North Cape each year:  Between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors travel to the Nordkapp Plateau annually.   But there’s only a handful of folk that stand out above the masses.  In the next couple of posts, I’d like to feature some of the Nordkapp pilgrims that fascinate,Continue reading “The Call of the North Cape (Nordkapp)”