Sootkanalmarsjen for the first time

July 30th, 2017

Today I did for the first time the "Sootkanalmarsjen" (Soot channel march) together with number #1 and #2, click here to see the GPS tracking at Sportstracker. First of all, the diploma earned - and to make things perfectly clear, not my 28'th time, but the 28'th year the march is arranged.

The kids looking at one of the sluices, I do believe it is sluice #14 Dines Soot

Time for a break, which they had deserved.

Things to look at

And the grand finale, a swim in Setten.

Flat start of the day

July 29th, 2017

Walking by the Mondeo just to discover the rear wheel tire almost completely flat. Good thing that I have ordered four new tyres for Thursday. Hopefully I can refill it and it will last until I have driven the car to the service station.

No more cold feets

July 29th, 2017

Finally did the last touch of my styrofoam project, ensuring warm feets when having "Nye Qodlibet" or when Åkerland have their band rehearsal. Styrofoam has now been glued to the ceiling in the cellar of the old outbuilding.

My latest book "Det Svenske sviket", Eirik Veum

July 27th, 2017

"Det Svenske sviket" reveals that many Swedes were not "brothers" nor supported Norwegians in their struggle against the German occupation power and their Norwegian allies. The book shows how in many cases the Norwegian resistance struggle was opposed by Swedish citizens.

Interesting, but could have been a bit shorter without me complaining.

Running nearby Henningsvær - Glomtinden

July 12th, 2017

Yesterday we arrived at Henningsvær and the weather forecast was not that good so I decided to go for a late run yesterday evening. Drove to Rørviksvatnet and parked on the side of E10 and ran/walked up to Glomstinden. Must admit that my legs are tired after last week hardships, so I went pretty slow. So a good thing that this top is easily accessible. I was actually told today that the fishermen used back in the days to climb up to this top to try to forecast the weather. Just a quick walk and they could see all the way to Vestvågøy in the west, all of Vestfjorden and Hamarøy in the east. Hence the name "Glomtinden", the "staretop"


View west, towards Vestvågøya

View east towards Kabelvåg.

Almost back to the car, Rørvikvatnet was very calm this evening.

Exploring Å

July 10th, 2017

When in Lofoten, Moskenes and Å, the kids have been put to sleep I did go for a run in Å-Dalen, inspired by this suggestion by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT). I did not go all the way, since I started pretty late, but really no need for me to continue after having reached the top anyhow.

Ågvatnet, Å and Vestfjorden

This was my goal, to see the sun and Norskehavet outside of Stokkvika.

Heading home, down by Ågvatnet again, view upwards.

Now almost back to Å

My feets are no good after this run and off course the 13 hour run 4 days ago. So I did put them in the sea water for 10 minutes.

The view when sitting at the dock with my feets in water. The mountain top where I did run about an hour ago straight ahead.

Run to the hills for 13 hours

July 7th, 2017

Yesterday me and my brother Jonas did "Rana Ti på Topp 2017", all in one day. Departure from Nesna 06:00, back home sometime after 02:00, 21 hours later. 10 hiking destinations, 13 hours, 5000 meteres ascending, about 60 kilometres.

All hiking destinations (not including the "bonus" trip to Sauvatnet - we would have needed medical assistance if trying that as well)

#1 - View from Innerstøtta towards Svartisen

Jonas on the way up to Bomma, Storforshei in the background on top of Bomfjellet.

A lot of fog on the top, we missed the view which is supposed to be amazing.

Lunch at Røsvoll

Waterfall, Tverråga which ends up in Svartisdalen and the river Svartisåga.

Moose running away from me

View from Brunstadtinden, Røvassdalen and Langvatnet way way down there somewhere.

Reindeer at Rauvatnet, on the way to Rausandhaugen.

Mo i Rana from Mofjellet.

Mo i Rana from Hauknestinden

Very tired at Grotneshytta, destination #8, sometimes after 22:00

Mo i Rana from the trial to Grotneshytta.

Mo i Rana by night, midnight from the road to Storhaugen above Selfors.

Finally, last check-in at Idavollen 01:00, now heading down to the car and home!!

Pasture tending - the war against lupins

June 26th, 2017

This year as well, the war against blacklisted lupins, getting ready

And done, burn, burn, burn!

Dust cloud, what?

June 26th, 2017

Couple of days ago, out riding my bike I suddenly saw this cloud of dust. It was impossible to see what made the cloud

But the noise did explain it, and a bit closer - a wheel loader with a road brush.

Copenhagen earlier this week

June 16th, 2017

To: Tuesday. Return: Wednesday. The view

Back home, bought this magazine, would have spent the money better if I had put fire to them.