Goodbye Geilo

Thursday, 12 February 2015

As always, the weather on the day you leave any sort of ski resort is always beautiful and clear and windless.  Luckily for us we still had our cross country skis, so nothing could stop us getting out and enjoying the morning before our afternoon train. The tracks had been freshly groomed and were just waiting for us...

We took out the 'A' team for a nice 5k loop around half of the lake.  The 'B' team elected to sleep in (nb: this is how you end up on the B team). 

Each day I've skied past this shed on the right.  It makes me smile as it's such a scandinavian looking colour...


with such a scandinavian name, graffittied on the side... 


As the full lap would have been too long for Jett, we crossed the lake partway up, on a precariously icy bridge.


 yup, icy... 


… then we continued on to the troll we'd been passing each day on our loop. The troll points across at the Hallingskarvet (glowing white beyond Jon there).


Then all too quickly our last ski in Norway was done.  I'm happy that we've been out every single day possible - it's just transit and boat days that we missed.  I've been on a stretch of trips lasting 2 week straight, while Jon and Jett are only slightly less.

Now just to illustrate the weirdness of finishing our ski trips in the supermarket, here's Jon demonstrating how we get home...


into the supermarket… past the people wearing the crazy uniforms who look like they are going curling straight after their shift...


and where you can buy merino base-layers, just in the shampoo aisle.  


Then up to the forth floor, where our apartment was... 


and if it just been me and Jon out skiing, this is the normal sight when we get home...


Goodbye Geilo, it's been fun!



Random Photos Friday, 13 February 2015
Goodbye Drammen & Norway Friday, 13 February 2015
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
Mesnaelva Wednesday, 4 February 2015
Postcard Perfect Wednesday, 4 February 2015
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
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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