Thursday, 14 January 2016
Yes you are right, progress on my Overland Track writeup has been slow, largely due to my participation in some sort of Norwegian Tourist Bootcamp operation, whereupon we get up at 6am and participate in all manner of adventure sports (kayaking, paddling, trail running and/or swimming) until it's time for me to rush off to work.
In fact the very next day after we completed the overland track, we were up going for a run followed by a swim at the beach. Bjørn is so keen to return to Norway having swum every day that despite the bad weather, and during the only 5 available minutes between a trip to the supermarket and returning home for dinner, we drove down to the beach. Once there I started my watch and he sprinted out of the car and all the way into the water for a very fast dunking. Once saturated he sprinted back to the car - the entire operation having taken less than a minute. The people parked in the car next to me looked across at me and shouted "Is that guy crazy??" "No." I replied.. "..he's Norwegian" I added sadly, shaking my head as if it were an incurable disease - which, well, it sort of is. This activity also provided much amusement and enjoyment to a group of elderly ladies out for a stroll in raincoats and gloves, who paused their walk and gave a cheer as he dove into the waves.
So anyway - I've been busy. So here's some more of my favourite photos to go on with..
Lake Windemere - 6am
Bjørn (doing a Norwegian rain dance?) on Mt Ossa
The view from our tent back to Barn Bluff on day 3
Our procession on day 2
Jett laughing so much he nearly bubbled his hot chocolate out his nose he was so amused by the thought of Zali going on a 'date' with a boy in the foreseeable future