I'm at work stealing a moment to post something. At home we still have no internet, it really makes me understand how my world is build up around it... I feel completely naked, like I've forgotten my phone when I go to work. =S
This weekend I was at the cabin with my in laws, which was really nice. Weather sucked but it was cozy indoors.=) We had some guests over on Saturday for some drinks, that was fun.
Today I'm soaked at work with some new web designs and pages to look at. I am the error finder with hawk eyes which has proven to be much fun really. =)
This weekend I'm going to drive to Lillehammer (170km) to get dad to the start line at this bicycle race back to Oslo. He is amazing being over 50 and bicycling 170km. I would probably die (literally) after one! =D I'm in such a bad shape... Note to myself: need to work that out. ;o)
Will be back when my internet company finds out what they have been doing wrong. =P Or if I can steal another moment one day.
We started off on Sunday May 23 into the wilderness of the forrest north from Oslo. We've never been there and did not know what to expect. Here Frode is reading the map at the second camp we made. (He also made dinner for both of us on the portable kitchen).
We did get a little bit of rain, some clouds, a thunder storm and one windy night. Still we "survived" 4 days without any fish.
The only fish we saw was jumping out of the water waving at us...
We did manage to walk the wrong way the first day, instead of a 2km walk, we ended up with 6km. With a steep road uphill before we made first camp.
Second day we had a nice walk, until we crossed blue path, which was torture really. =( Boy was I glad when we made next camp, we stayed there for two nights.
We did find a sofa in the woods by a lake... Not very normal really, so I had to catch a picture of that.
After returning home we got out to another area to the east instead. We've been there so we knew what we expected, just no the weather and luck in fishing... We had beautiful weather with sun and a beautiful sunset as you can see in the picture.
Frode caught the first 3 fishes and I didn't get any. The next day we headed for another lake to fish some pike. Instead I ended up fishing for perch with worms. I got one fish at first, which I let out again. Then I got another, but as I was reeling in a big pike came and swallowed it!! I was a little shocked although I knew it could happen it kinda took me by a surprise anyway.
I had the pike (and the other fish which was the one hooked) on for like 15 minutes. I had regular string without any metal infront for pike fishing, so it ended like I knew it would, I lost both. But it's a good fishing story and I was shaking all over from the reeling and running to keep it out of the logs in the water. =)
The nest day I used a different kind of line to make sure I was safe if another pike was stealing my fish. Instead I ended up with a huge perch! Do I look happy or what?! =D
The perch was released into the water again. I love eating perch but one this sized can be poisonous because of the amont of lead it collects in it...
The trout on the picture above was also one I got after Frode caught a smaller one at the beginning ( the same happened with the perch). That one is a rainbow trout and we did kill it and made dinner at the bonfire that night. It tasted heavenly. =)
Welcome to my blog. I am a 31 year old woman living in the far north of the world, all the way up in Norway. I love being creative when I have the time, and this blog will be my showroom for my makings. But also there will be nature, traveling and my beautiful Labrador too. Enjoy!