Winter in..

..Storøyni, Øvre Årdal  🙂

I came back from Beitostølen late Monday afternoon and no snow what so ever. This was the situation the following morning:

Rambi for sure liked it on the morning walk  🙂

Good dog getting her morning breakfast, three pieces of Markies:

Not very often that the snow lasts for a longer period of time here but it kept snowing:

Finally, in the evening, the snow clearance people came along and cleared the roads. The weather improved and it became a starlit night. So this morning I just had to clear then entrance into the lawn:

We hope the the snow will last but with the forecast for Friday it is not likely   🙁

I have been  getting an enormous amount of spam on this blog so I just had to make those of you who has not yet been approved commentators to register yourself. I am sorry about this but there were no way around it.

Finally i will post an update on the Snow Grip Solution at very difficult conditions from my own experience yesterday, will be posted soon.

Have a great day  🙂

Walks &..


November 1rst, early evening. It had stopped raining and the forecast was good which also meant colder weather to come. Took this one waiting for Reidun at 7 pm:


The next morning, November 2nd we woke up to a starlit morning which slowly became dawn:



Just before 11 am I started my first dog walk of the day. Temperature at -2 Centigrade. Nice and fresh  🙂 In our local river, Utla, there is a small island, a great walk, though it’s short.


Above you see the the main river, now low and quiet in it’s winter mode, soon to be partly frozen. The next photo shows the secondary river, now with a dried up river bed that only flows in snow melting and prolonged rain falls.



Normally I walk the Rambi 3 times a day, roughly +- 3 km on the first 2 walks, pre noon and late afternoon. The last walk, late evening between 10-11 pm normally ends up with about 1-1,5 km. The above walk:


My minimum is 6 km a day, can vary a little, of course, but very seldom less  😉


It was a great day all the way through with some great lights at this time of year at around 5 pm:



There is an update at my front page, got a 3 picture image slider there at the top, below the Autumn heading. A new video clip from Youtube with surfing from Unstad at the “Unstad Vestvågøy..” page. Feel free to take a look:


To ALL skiers: Read the book “Inner skiing“!!!  😀



Last couple of days

We have had three weeks with a clear sky and cold, sub zero, nights. The sun only shows itself approx. two hours daily now. Last Friday night we had some great aurora at our sky here, a good “show” for about hour and a half. Photos from a cell phone so bad quality!




Saturday it got milder with an overcast sky and the temperature rose  in the night time from -5 C. to aprox. 8 degrees and a lot of wind. Monday afternoon we went to Sogndal. The ferry boat had to change from it’s normal quay at Fodnes to Lærdal due to the  fact they had to secure the nearby cliff face from loose rocks falling down into the ferry’s parking lot. It was nice, though, sailing out from Lærdal, even if the crossing was 30 minutes longer.


Meeting the other ferry.. AND a small tug following  🙂

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Yesterday morning there were some really great lights in the sky and mountain sides even though my cell phone don’t have the capability to reproduce it properly.


And finally, this quiet morning:


Have a great day all of you out there  😉