Entries for the ‘Living’ Category

The Hunt for Why Food Prices are Going Through the Roof

Norway did right in trying to protect the little guy way back when, but now the little guy has created cooperatives, big unions, big industry, that has taken over all the market. There are no little guys anymore, only big conglomerates monopolizing the industry.

Autumn Beach in Alta

I didn’t know that underwater plants had an autumn.  Their green turns to yellow and then red, just like leaves on trees.  The bed of small Arctic plants look like a moist field of grain, golden, ready to harvest.  Another sign that the darkness will come soon. Playing with the family on the low-tide fjord […]

Freedom from Fear

Norway, and in particular, Norwegian towns, have kept their innocence. When it comes to safety, Norway is a dream country, a country that everyone hopes for, a luxury that many countries have lost.

New Resuce Helicopter for Norway

All of Norway has just ordered in some new rescue helicopters.  The coast guard operates them for land and sea.  This new ‘Augusta’ is from the Augusta Westland factory.  The previous helicopter Norway used was the “Sea King” made by the same company. Why is the helicopter brand name important?  Well, for us in Alta, […]

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