Now that we are home again and back to our regular work schedule, we have to make sure that we don’t let the rest of our summer go to waste. One advantage to being home, however is the opportunity to catch up with my good friends and enjoy some of the beautiful nature here just outside of Oslo. All pictures are taken with my Nokia mobile phone.
This weekend my usual hiking gang and I decided to take a day trip up a mountain in our local area. This is actually the same mountain where my son works in the winter time at a ski resort; however we climbed up the other side to the rocky face at the peak. It isn’t impressively high but it is a lovely trip and a good workout. The trail is challenging enough without being too difficult, and I only fell once 🙂 When I say climbing I mean hiking, we didn’t climb with hooks and ropes of course.
There were some others who were rock climbing on the face though and it was exciting to watch them. I saw one couple which was clearly a man who was an experienced climber, and his girl friend who appeared to be on one of her first times out…and I thought…hmmmm what us girls won’t do for love!!! Fortunately Renny has gotten me into some crazy situations but none of them involved repelling down the face of a mountain!
On the way down we saw a sign to a public cottage which is used by sports organisations and the Red Cross as a place to have outings for young people. The cottage is in a traditional Norwegian style and I thought it quite worthy of a picture.
As usual we had our back packs filled with coffee, chocolate bars, and sandwiches to make our trip more enjoyable..so this seemed like an appropriate place to have one more cup of coffee before we hiked the rest of the way down. For the record…if any of you haven’t done any mountain hiking..the trip down is often the worst, for me at least! Oh, I know you are thinking its all downhill, but it seems to me like it’s easier to go up a steep rock then down without falling. I sat down to prevent sliding quite a few times so the first thing I did when I got home was to wash my jeans hehehe!!
Hope you are having a good weekend and have gotten out in the fresh air for some healthy R & R!!!