Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.

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Flood in Sykkylven Norway


It have been raining heavily for two days now, and tomorrow it is expected 60 mm in one day. I was in Sykkylven today, and I took some photographs. This is the most flood I have seen here ever.

Rivers are hugh. Continue reading

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Full moon

Full moon – Big in media

Last night I was out to see the full moon everyone was talking about so much. In media they said it would be HUGH in big letters. I must say the full moon last night was much overrated, I have seen MUCH bigger before, but sadly I did not take a photo. I was at work that day I saw the biggest moon I have ever seen, and as I am a person who put great honor in doing a good job and not mess with private stuff while working I did not take a photo. But man do I regret it.

Well last night (or rather early this morning) I was out photographing the moon. I tried some different ways to adjust the light, shutter and so on and this is the result. Continue reading


Trollstigen / Troll Path Norway 2014

The fail shopping trip

I got a gift card from a friend this summer for clothes at UNO.  So when I got home I decided to go to UNO Åndalsnes to see what I could find. Actually UNO is not really my cup of tea but when one get a gift card for 800 NOK I just had to see what to find. There were ads for some sandals. I rarely find anything that fit my taste there, only once I found a dress so I though that maybe they have at least one item I would like.

I went there and drove a really long way, it was approximately 100 km. When I came to the store the lady in the store refused to accept the gift card because it was bought at UNO Bergen. She was afraid that she would lose her money. The gift card was in order but she said I had to go to Bergen to UNO Bergen to use it. That is over 600 km and I have to cross two county borders to get there!

I was really disappointed and left the store. Since it was not far from Trollstigen (Troll Path) I though, why not take a tour there. And I took many photographs. Continue reading


Summer holiday 2014

Summer holiday

This year we have had the best summer for over 14 years. Temperatures up to + 30 C or more and sun all day long, at least most days. I was going south this year. Last year I was north and went all the way to the North Cape, so this year I aimed to visit Lindesnes the most south of Norway. Actually plan was to go camping with a friend one week this summer, but she moved to Germany so I altered the plans.

First day I had a really bad rain, storm and thunder. Here at Strynefjell. When I was to sleep that night I actually was scared the camping trailer would tilt. Of course it didn’t but I was scared. I could have driven further that day but the wind came from behind the mountains and if I was going down the other side the wind would have been even worse. So better safe than sorry. I thought to myself: “- Is this going to be another rainy summer?” But it would become better, much better. Like sun tan better. :) Continue reading

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Summer 2013

Lovely summer vacation 2013

Tradition on this blog bids a few photos from the vacation. I sit looking through the photos from summer of 2013 and enjoy it all over again. It was one of the best summer vacations I have ever had. I had bought a used small  camping wagon. Nothing expensive, just a roof over my head and also replaced my old car With a 2004 model. Travel went first to Sweden to see two old friends of mine. I ended up travelling Sweden, Finland, Northern Norway. I went to Vadsø, Hamningberg, North Cape, Bird Safari at Gjesvær, Whale Safari at Andenes and much more. :) Continue reading

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Atlanterhavsvegen and Farstadstranda Norway

Today I went on a little trip with a  friend.  Yesterday I suggested we would go to Farstadstranda where I have been before and remember as a really nice place. I recalled the approximate place and way to drive there. I started driving on recall, but later I got unsure of the way. So since we had driven a long time we went to Atlanterhavsvegen instead.

Atlanterhavsvegen is a Atlantic Road built between islands across the sea. We stopped at a nice little cove.


I was badly sun burnt so I had to hide under layers of clothes. “Ali Baba” on tour… ;) LOL

I spotted the two masts on a mountain peak and remembered the sands was about. So on the way back I drove that direction and we found Farstadstranda.


It was really hard and cold wind at Farstadstranda so it was  good I did not find it on the first try. It was much better sitting by the cove at Atlanterhavsvegen protected from the wind by the cliffs. But Farstadstranden is really nice, and a nice summer day it is fantastic!

/ Annelie

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Grodås and Stryn Norway

I went on a little car trip with a friend this Sunday 5 of May 2013. We drove to Grodås in Hornindal and walked the dog along a road that was taken by the hurricane in December 2011.


After some fresh air and a walk we went to Stryn and drove the Panorama Road. I was a bit disapointed about this road because there were so much trees that was in the way of the panorama view. There were only one place they had cut the vegetation down so one could see the fjord and the mountains. But we got a look at it.


At 5 PM it was about time to start on the drive home. We drove through Ørsta and got this nice view on the way there.


Have a Nice Sunday!

/ Annelie

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Nedsætra Sykkylven Norway

Yesterday I went on a little short car trip. It was nice and suprisingly much snow at Nedsætra.

Paid 30 krona for the toll road.


Winter road.


Animal gathering spot


Snowy mountains and 4×4 driving.


It was to much snow to drive all the way to the end, the car started to slide in the tractor tracks and I did not want to get stuck.



Old cabin




Frozen river


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Wild dolphins at Atlanterhavsvegen Norway

Yesterday I went by car over Kristiansund through Atlantic tunnel to Atlantic road at Averøy.

Going there the ferry left at Vestnes with a huge line of cars left on the docks, even though there were room for more cars. I was one of them who would not have had to wait if they had taken us onboard, and that bugged me. But I think it maybe had something to do with they had two big gasoline trailers onboard. There are some rules for security issues regarding that. Any way, I had to wait for 30 minutes to get onboard. And the line behind me was LONG!

Waiting… waiting… waiting…

Then finally I was able to get on board (video). While onboard, stopped the engine and waiting for departure a tractor came driving having an old Opel on the trailer. It probably had been standing declining in the forest for a long time. It had its own eco system. : )

Well onboard this guy came onboard with his cargo. The old Opel almost got its own Eco system. :)

I got off the ferry (video) and drove through Molde to Kristiansund. Drove by the lovely Norwegian countryside (video) and then I went over Kristiansund through Atlantic tunnel to Averøy and drove the Atlantic road (video).

And there they were. The dolphins, and they were as lovely as they are on tv. And I was so blessed I could see them in the wild. : )

Wild dolphines at Averøy

I also shot a video of the dolphins.

I am thinking of going there next weekend too and see if they are still there. Then I will bring my canoe, wet suit, goggles and snorkel and take some under water pictures.

(Remaining videos I will add later.)

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Water protect cam

Are you afraid of using your expensive camera when it is raining? And you think that buying such expensive water protective camera house cost too much?

There are a very easy and cheap way to protect your camera from getting wet. Just take a small clean plastic bag. Preferably use a see-through bag. For example the kind you use to deep-freeze bread in. Then make a small hole in the bottom of it and pull the lens through the hole, and cover your camera with the plastic bag.

Voila’! A rain coat for your camera!