Wednesday, 4 February 2015

In the summer of 1991 nearly every single time I went out training I would run up the hill behind our house  (the same one we ski-ed down today) to the plateau at the top. It used to take me about 18 minutes then I would run around the beautiful and mostly flat forest at the top for as long as I felt like before coming back down by the river again.  It was really really pretty and I remembered a stone bridge about 10 minutes up the trail with frozen waterfalls all around it in winter so I suggested we all take a quick walk up to the bridge and back this afternoon.

Of course it turned out the bridge was almost at the top of the hill. So it took us about 1/2 an hour to walk up there (sorry kids!), and I forgot that the frozen waterfall doesn't look as spectacular when it is just covered with snow. ooops.  That's the bridge on the left (with Jon, Zali and Jett), and the non-spectacular waterfall on the right..

Zali was especially disappointed at the top as she was hoping to add to her very temporary collection of icicles, but she couldn't reach any from the bridge. Luckily we found this really cool spot on the way down where we could walk right down to the river and stand on the ice and look up and around at the frozen bit of waterfall. The shapes and patterns were awesome - a lot like limestone cave formations really.




The only comfort the kids could take from the walk being three times longer than I had expected it to be was that they missed out on being walked down to the town centre which they were dreading for some reason, despite it being really pretty - I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to take any photos as I walked through the mall the other day.  Although it was a case of swings and roundabouts as Jett has also developed a bit of a taste for Norwegian cafes so he was a bit disappointed we wouldn't be passing any of those anymore either as we had to scoot back home for dinner.  

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Putin the Norwegian Forest Cat Thursday, 12 February 2015
Goodbye Geilo Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ice Fishing - what's not to love.. Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Remains of the day Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Mountain Views Monday, 9 February 2015
uvær Monday, 9 February 2015
Melting.. Monday, 9 February 2015
Lessons Saturday, 7 February 2015
Ice Music Festival Day 2 Saturday, 7 February 2015
Wait for Meeeeeeeeee!!!!!! Saturday, 7 February 2015
Drammen to Geilo Friday, 6 February 2015
I can't believe it's come to this.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
We've come a long way.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
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Free days Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Point to Point Tuesday, 3 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - Update 2 Monday, 2 February 2015
Ski-Every-Day team Monday, 2 February 2015
Kjelke Kjøring and Butt Racers Monday, 2 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - update Sunday, 1 February 2015
Getting through the list.. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Forest Cats and Snow Dogs Sunday, 1 February 2015
Yes. We should all move to Lillehammer. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Lillehammer Day 2 Saturday, 31 January 2015
Hmmph Friday, 30 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 7 & goodbye Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hearts and minds Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Shiplife Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 6 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 5 Monday, 26 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 2 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 1 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 3 Friday, 23 January 2015
in our hearts and minds Friday, 23 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 1 & 2 Friday, 23 January 2015
Goodbye Bergen, hello Hurtigruten Thursday, 22 January 2015
Going Undercover.. Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Beautiful Bergen Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Norwegian Breakfasts Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Over the hills and far away Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Quick Update Monday, 19 January 2015
Ice Hockey! Monday, 19 January 2015
Ski trip #2 Monday, 19 January 2015
Handsome Norwegian Boys Monday, 19 January 2015
This is why.. Sunday, 18 January 2015
Ski Audit Saturday, 17 January 2015
Tourist Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Snow Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
Thank you Oslo. Saturday, 17 January 2015
Plugged Wednesday, 14 January 2015