And I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. – John Muir The countdown to our polar night season is well underway. In one month, the sun will bid us farewell for 2020.
What an amazing trip, to yet a new place (for us), on the island we live on. It appears that years ago, a large whale got stuck in this small channel of water and someone has set the bones out to dry. Look how big this rib bone is! I’m in awe. If it weren’tContinue reading “A Whale of a Time!”
This summer I’ve been drawn to small pools of water and the sky’s reflection on their glassy surfaces. It takes my breath away every time.
Skarsvåg is the northern-most fishing village in continental Europe (yes, we live on an island but it’s still considered the top of Europe.) While taking photos yesterday, I had associates with a vacation to Crete. But the arctic temperatures are just a tad cooler at 71 degrees north.
As a mother, I truly appreciate the experiences my family has had together in the majestic nature that surrounds us in the North of Norway. I believe that the memories we’ve made and continue to make, will be with my children the rest of their lives. And the great thing about having both the mountainsContinue reading “Take an Unforgettable Family Vacation”
The north of Norway is a spectacular place to visit. The breathtaking landscapes, rich culture and ancient, to recent history, are waiting to be discovered. Today, I thought I’d share a few beautiful days of our, soon to be, eleven years here. In the next posts, I’ll be sharing some of the wonderful outdoor opportunitiesContinue reading “Road trip time!”
Yesterday I received one of the best comments to date, on a blog I wrote about Knivskjellodden: “This blog post was my inspiration to actually go to Knivskjellodden myself last week. See my winter expedition blog report here: http://travelsinorbit.com/2014/04/01/north-of-the-north-cape/. Thank you for your great information about this wonderful place Erica!” Please read Remco’s account ofContinue reading “North of the North Cape”
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I was recently nominated for the ABC award by George Weaver at She Kept a Parrot. She’s a lovely woman who writes beautifully. I recommend stopping by her site and reading her entertaining and insightful thoughts. Thank you George for your kind nomination.…
When my husband and I were deciding where we should go for our family vacation, we had several ideas: A warm country, like Spain, where we could get our vitamin D fix, or trip to the States or Southern Norway to visit family and friends. However, when we assessed what our family really needed weContinue reading “Back to the Basics”