It's August now. I can't believe July, and what I've been told is the bulk of the Norwegian summer, is now over. But man, what a month it has been. When I arrived in Norway I was warned that last summer consisted of no more 3 days of sunshine and days of 50 degrees. So I was really prepared for the worst. Instead, I was treated (and continue to be treated) to the very best. Four straight weeks of 75-80 degrees and sunny, very little rain and plenty of time spent on the beach, on a boat, or in the water. I actually can't remember the last time I've had such a summery summer. And there is still a few more weeks of promising weather to go.
So it's hard not to gloat a little and share some of my pics of the last few weeks. But before that, to give you a taste of Oslo, here is a fun video put together by Norwegian artist Kristian Larsen.
And now, my pictures of summer in Oslo, in no particular order:
|Sunning on a sailboat|
|What happens to the anchor when it gets stuck on something mysterious on the bottom|
|Playing chicken with a cruise-ferry|
|Paradisbukta on Bygdoy|
|A massive pile of seafood enjoyed with friends down on the waterfront (this is halfway through)|
|Sadly my window candle did not enjoy the heat wave as much as I did|
|A quiet harbor on one of the islands.|
|After work picniking at Huk Beach|
|Vespa adventures up to the top of the hill|
Oh, to make this last forever...
Coming up, an overnight at a hytta (cabin) and a work/fun trip to the wildest, most Arctic place on the planet!