tirsdag, august 14, 2012
I am a homebody and like nothing better than to potter around my little home and garden. And never more so than in the summer. Yet every now and then it is good to get away from it all, to explore new places and to appreciate different scenery.
So we decided to take a little holiday "out west", an area famous for its beauty, its steep mountains and deep fjords. Geiranger has a special place in my heart, as it is where I spent my very first summer in Norway. I have been back a few times since then, the last visit was four years ago.
This time we decided to travel even a bit further after Geiranger, to Ålesund (once voted the most beautiful town in Norway), famous for its Jugend architecture (the result of re-building the place after a disastrous fire in 1904, which burned down almost the entire town).
Ålesund is truly a beautiful place to visit, especially on a lovely summer´s day. The weather "out west" is fickle, prone to grey skies and rainy days. But we were indeed lucky, and enjoyed the beauty of the place to the full.
We took the route via "Trollstigen" on our way home, a road not for the faint hearted, as it clings to the steep mountain side with very little to give one a sense of security. But we did make it safely back home. Again am I able to enjoy the gentle landscape around our smallholding. Good to be back home!