Entries for the ‘Nature’ Category

Just Mist My First Day in Oslo

I landed at Oslo airport after a brain numbing 38 hour journey from Melbourne, Australia. This would be the first time I would see my new home. I walked through those last sliding doors into Norway, but saw nothing – no rolling hills, no frosted lakes, not even darkness from the polar night. A mysterious […]

The King Crab in Norway

In Finnmark you can go on a King Crab Safari if you have a diver’s licence – (and, if you want to brave the cold waters)…. My brother-in-law fished one out for us. Even though it wasn’t that big for a King Crab, I thought it best to admire from a distance.

The White Tree of Gjesvær

On the way back I realised I was looking at a bald village, (and I’m not talking about the men) – when you look at the land there was not a tree in sight!… Even though it reminds me of the White Tree of Gondor, it certainly makes no valid comment on Gjestvær – the place may be a tree-less island but it is surrounded by living waters.

Meet the Moose

I have fallen in love. Moose are the most gentlest creatures. I got up close and personal with one for the first time last week at our family trip to the Polar Zoo in Bardu. The moose is called Elk in Europe and Elg in Norway – but i like ‘moose’ best. Their average height […]

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