Weekend 58 – The mountains are(were) calling…

On Saturday, with everything in place we decided to go hiking on mount Ulriken (643moh.)  It was a good decision after all.

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Nattlandsfjellet

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves ~Edmund Hillary

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Nubbevannet (400 moh.)

May your heart like a lake, with a calm still surface, and great depth of kindness ~Lao Tzu

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Fluffy troll weeds on Landåsfjellet

In every season we make interesting memories on mountains. Little surprises wait for us on every corner.

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The geographical midpoint of Bergen lies on mountain 450 moh. The only way to reach this place is hiking 😀

We enjoyed our short breaks for relaxing and chit chatting. The view from every stop was awe-inspiring.

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What a fantastic spot for a cottage

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. ~Theodore Roethke

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From the top looking at the other side

Time to go back! There are hundreds of unpolished stone stairs to hike down. Sherpas from Nepal are building stone stairs by hand with no powertools.

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The major portion of 800 m trail is finished. Sherpas are working on the last section near the top.  This section was very steep, dangerous and nothing to hold on. I really wanted to showcase this specific part but was asked to walk carefully instead of thinking about taking pictures which I promptly accepted. A tourist (lady) fell down and hurted herself badly just luckily air ambulase was not needed.

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We were able to cover a distance of around 10.5 km due to supportive weather with clouds and little breeze.

Fun Fact: Norwegians do not normally greet people they don’t know if they don’t have to. This is true most everywhere, except in the mountains. So be prepared to say hello to everyone you meet when hiking. It might turn into a beautiful friendship, or even relationship.

Did you do anything special on the weekend?

 

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Nurturing Thursday And WPC: Unlikely

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We in this part of the world are used to gray and wet days. You may remember from my earlier post that last year in June it rained for 26 days in a row. In such default weather settings getting some colours on the sky are one of the most “Unlikely” events but a little sun shine is enough to brighten our day and make us active ( hyperactive in my case 🙂 ). These two photos were captured unexpectedly.

Along the same lineof thought,  I would like to share a quote by Deepak Chopra for Nurturing Thursday

“Embrace the unpredictable and unexpected. It is the path to the infinitely creative in you.”

Sunday Trees – 14/2018

For Sunday trees this week, I am presenting two photos. The first one was taken on Friday while travelling. We see clear signs of spring these days but some lakes are still frozen. Mountains are still inviting ski enthusiast. Yes, it was absolute fun watching seasons collage.

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When in Rome,…  It’s Sunday, no rain and temperature being on positive side so we decided to go on a short hike. We walked around 11 km on a hill with 12% inclined angle.

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The peace and serenity on mountains is beyond words. One should know how to breathe in and out.

We met no one high on mountains but we did see a cyclist with a little dog on our way back and an old man (actually quite old) with walking sticks near the parking place.

Weekend 52: Early Spring Landscape

What Georges Simenon has said is true for me as well, “the lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world”.

These photos are taken during my travel yesterday with my mobile and I realized that nature never fails to captivate me what so ever is the season. The duration of journey does not matter if I can enjoy such beauty.

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