Summer of 97
|We'll start by
stating two facts. Fact #1: the combination of mountains and oceans makes
Norway a very blue place. The view is from Aurland in July
|Fact #2: no
matter how beautiful the landscape is, the Barbie doll is always more
important. Again, the view is from Aurland.
Hostel was the second stopping point on our journey. It's run by my
cousin Kaare and his family.
|The your hostel
has its own station (Ørneberget) on the Oslo-Bergen track which you can
barely see above the main building.
|Also, it has a
heated outdoor pool. The electricity for this is a local product.
the warm blue water...
crossing the cold white waters...
|The hostel also
organizes riding camps for kids. Anniken i a little too young...
|... and I'm a
little too old. The horse on the picture is a "fjording"
which is native to western Norway.
another town. Bergen.
fishmarket they sell cherries...
fish. Here, a "breiflabb".
|The goal of the
journey is Ågotnes on the Sotra island where my father's family live. This is
the view to the south...
|... and this is
looking north. Oil is the reason.
|Kids in cars
must be securely fastened...
|... before they
get to see their native country.
|But a roadside
stop reveals more shades of blue.