Thursday, May 25, 2017

From The North / Del Norte


Well, I don't know how long we'll be here; San Geraldo has already had enough clouds and rain to last him a lifetime. But, this trip has so far been amazing. Spectacular vistas. Beautiful wildlife. Emotional returns to family homes. And introductions to the most wonderful extended family. We flew from Bergen to Oslo and then Oslo to Harstad/Narvik. We then drove a couple of hours to Sortland. Sunshine when we arrived that hasn't been seen since. And, of course, we are well fed.


Bueno, no sé cuánto tiempo estaremos aquí; San Geraldo ya ha tenido suficientes nubes y lluvia para durar toda su vida. Pero, este viaje ha sido hasta ahora increíble. Vistas espectaculares. Hermosa fauna silvestre. Retornos emocionales a hogares familiares. Y presentaciones a la familia extensa más maravillosa. Volamos de Bergen a Oslo y luego Oslo a Harstad/Narvik. Luego conducimos menos de dos horas a Sortland. Sol cuando llegamos que no se ha visto desde entonces. Y, por supuesto, estamos bien alimentados.


WHAT SAN GERALDO ATE AT THE AIRPORT.
LO QUE SAN GERALDO COMIÓ EN EL AEROPUERTO.
WHAT I ATE AT THE AIRPORT.
LO QUE YO COMÍ EN AL AEROPUERTO.
FROM THE AIRPORT TUESDAY / EL MÁRTES, DESDE EL AEROPUERTO
MOOSE / ALCE
WEDNESDAY / MIERCOLES

22 comments:

  1. Mitchell, what wonderful photos! Looks like Canada! I wish the weather was better for you.
    Have a good time and share photos! ; )
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      We really can't complain about the weather. We've had two brilliantly sunny days and most other days have been a mix. Yesterday was glorious, but rain and clouds are supposed to build the rest of our time and COLDER!

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    1. anne marie:
      Jerry's idea of heaven. Yesterday he had one smothered in cloud berry jam... and sour cream.

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  3. Looks wonderful, how did you know the moose's name was Alice? (Just kidding)

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    1. Travel:
      Ha! As I was rereading my post, I actually read it that way, which is funny because that was Jerry's mother's name and she was the Norwegian!

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  4. Welcome to Canada!! But I would imagine it is a tad cooler 'up there'!
    How lucky are you to have seen a Moose!
    Happy to hear that is has been cathartic for you both to meet and spend time with family.....so good for the soul.

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    1. Jim:
      As Jerry says, it's FRICKIN' cold... and it´s getting colder! We immediately fell in love with the family here and it´s mutual. I´ll tell more about them and their farm when we're back in Spain.

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  5. It does look chilly! And not quite yet spring. I bet the moose will be happy when it warms up a bit and there is more green grass around.

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    1. Wilma:
      Locals have said spring is very late this year. Supposed to drop below 5 again this week! We miss the sun and warmth, but we're so glad we came here.

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  6. WAFFLES!!!! I hope you enjoyed that protein bar . . . .

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  7. That looks a lot like British Columbia where I live, including the moose! You guys tend to get plagued with rain wherever you go - what's up with that?

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    1. Cheapchick:
      We actually have been lucky with the weather. Sunshine on Norwegian Constitution Day and a mix of weather in Bergen (it could have rained every single day). Up here as well. Yesterday was spectacular. So at least we're glimpsing sun. But NO warmth. Currently 5C. Mix of sun and rain and clouds today. Rain Monday and snow and rain Tuesday (when we make our escape)!

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  8. Mister Moose! Or is that Ms. Moose? Watch out for ping-pong balls.

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Mister maybe? No rack... Oh wait. That´s different. We´ve seen a lot of moose. No ping pong balls. I´ve been looking for Rocky myself.

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  9. Wow wow wow. I know that the scenic views should be the center of my focus here, but... that waffle....

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    1. Judy:
      Yeah, you and Jerry! We had a dinner feast last night (Jerry's included a huge starter), which he followed with a waffle smothered in cloud berries and sour cream. He then complained for hours about eating too much.

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  10. Janice Wagar26 May, 2017 20:08

    What a lovely vacation! I'd love to see Norway someday. On a trip to England, we had a 45 minute layover in Norway so I can say I breathed the air but I don't really count that as a visit. I'm curious about Bergen--or how you pronounce it. When I lived in Fergus Falls, there was a greenhouse and gift shop called Bergens. It was pronounced Bur-JINS. I was later corrected when I pronounced the name of the city that way and was told it's Bur-GUNS. How do the inhabitants say it?

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    1. Janice:
      I love it here. Bergen is one of my (if not the) favorite cities. Up here is too remote for me as a place to live, but the people have been wonderful and the scenery is incredible. Had it not been for the weather, we might have retired to Norway.

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  11. Queiro una alce grande en mia ensalada

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    1. Spo:
      None for me, thanks! But Jerry had pie last night for dinner!

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