Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer around Oslo

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!

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