21 Aug 2017
Another one, one day trip to Odda.
Crazy summer. The second wettest summer in Norway. The rain starts in June, and during the summer was rainy almost everyday. Wet. So, sometimes the weather give us some break. And it was in this weekend. Almost whole day without rain. Nice day for the trip. One day trip to Odda. Odda valley, most know like the waterfall valley, was so crazy this time. The power of all the waterfalls gives the thrill. I like this small town. I like to watch all the people from whole world who came here and waiting for transport to the start point, to climb on Troltunga. Many different people and many different clothes. Easy to see the experienced travelers and completely amateurs without any equipment or even without enough good shoes. Crazy people.
This was lazy trip with many stops. The picture below was taken from one of the place I ever stop. Exactly on other side of this mountain is the city Odda. I love this view. And here is always quiet. Nice to eat some breakfast with the view like this. It taste better. I hope you will also like this nice view. I have pictures from here taken on every kind of weather, in every season. And the majesty mountain is always beautiful.
Some pictures from the waterfalls I will present later. Not everything is ready yet.
I wish myself the autumn season to be much better than the summer. A lot of place to visit. I have a lot of plans. The end of this week from Thursday I will spend partialy in Jotunheim National Park. Forecast is good, so I hope to bring back a lot of nice pictures for you.
05 Aug 2017
Wet summer in Norway, again
Last vacation I spent in Norway. It was fantastic time on Lofoten Islands. So this year I visited the West Europe. Summer ride. Few countries, many cities and lot of attraction. Nothing so much original, but it was a nice time. 6150 kilometers plus ferry between Denmark and Norway. Almost two weeks. Unfortunately when I drove through the Orresund bridge, weather was so, so bad. I saw only the fog on both sides. After this one bad day, weather was nice and ideal for my ride. Through the whole Germany and some Benelux countries. It is always nice to visit some places again and watch the changes. Last time I was there almost 22 years ago.
Many nice memories from summer in Germany, including the amazing time in Bavaria. Because the touristic season is in full, many places I visited early in the morning. I love to watch the small places when they wakes up. And I love to drink coffee with some local baking in almost empty cafe bars.
The most worst memories are from Amsterdam. I like this city, really. But twenty years ago it was not that crazy like I saw it this time. And first time I drove the car by myself through the city center in the evening rush time. Horrible. Next time probably in the next year I will try to stay away and use the public transport.
At the end, in Norway again, I cross the Hardangervidda National Park along the old road number 7. Unfortunately the weather was so bad again and I have not a pictures.
Picture taken in June on the Balestrad trip.
09 Dec 2016
It was a beautiful one summer day in Hardanger
I love Hardanger, I love the road to Hardanger from Bergen. Many times in summer I visit this beauty p[art of Norway. Also in autumn time is worth to visit it. This is the apple region. Always along the road are the places where is possible to bay apples, or other fruits, or the apple juice. Nice to try fresh fruits here with the view on Hardangerfjord and clean, fresh air. On the road between Bergen and Norheimsund, is many places obligatory to stop and enjoy. Even if I was there many times. The two most important is the two waterfalls. The first – Fossenbratte and the second one – Steinsdalsfossen. Both are beautiful. About two years ago close the second one was built the new parking and modern building for Tourist information. I photograph this building many times but never had time to present it. So, on todays photo from one summer day in Hardanger I present the picture of the second waterfall Steinsdalsfoseen taken through the panoramic window on it. This scene I photograph also many times, but this one I think is the good enough to present for You. I hope You will like it.
Because is Friday evening I wish you all to have nice time all around the world.
23 Feb 2016