Editor’s Note: Today Sandra shows us amazing photos of her recent trip to Norway, her husband’s country of origin. Thank you for sharing your impressions and beautiful pictures here, Sandra! I think I might be falling a bit in love with Norway as well just looking at these…
I have finally fallen completely and madly in love with Norway. It has not been an easy love affair as we have only met once before in the summer and far too often in winter when my toes and my nose used to freeze and the country seemed cold and univiting.
Don’t get me wrong I have always had a deep admiration for the raw beauty that is Norway. The winter light kissing the snowy landscape has given me glimpses of what is truly a breathtaking country.
This summer we finally made it up. Stunning beauty at every turn we made greeted us. The sky and the light are magical and made the ocean and the hills dance with glorious colour.
One day, we had the honour of having five wild horses strutting their stuff across our path. Being a city girl made me freeze with horror and I finally found the courage to pick up the camera and take a picture. When would I see horses like this in Vienna?
Our son had the experience of crabbing and fishing and had to even help look for bait for the crabs. He saw blue starfish as well as orange starfish, jellyfish galore, crabs and so much more. We gorged ourselves on wild raspberries, blackberries and blueberries on our daily walks. The berries really do taste better up there.
Watching the locals walk down to the ocean from their cabins in bathrobes and flipflops and just dive into the cold water made me gasp with admiration. My water needs to be at least 25 degrees for me to even consider swimming.
Now that I have fallen in love, completely and utterly in love, I am insisting that we go up frequently in the summers to follow. I have put an end to our trips up north in the winter. Now, I understand when my Viking husband declares that he is homesick for Norway. I agree with him. We are already looking forward to our next trip.