Friday, 24 August 2007

Norway experience - conquering the mountain

The children desperately wanted to go up one of the mountains surrounding us. We thought we had better pick a small one for starters. But I needn't have worried. The boys raced up the hillside like little mountain goats (must be the Norwegian genes) and Lucie followed at a slightly slower pace due to shorter legs and frequent stops to pick and eat blueberries - Lucie's new favourite berry.

On the way up we found the dam for the little hydroelectricity plant that serves the local area.

Here are the children at the top enjoying a well-earned snack of the best chocolate on earth. (No, not Lindt or Valrhona but FREIA!)
Our house is down by the sea, a little to the right of where Jake is sitting.

On the way back to the house we came across the biggest sandpile ever. It just had to be scaled, of course!
Here is Jake making his way down (note the hand sticking up at the top of the pile - this is Thomas making his way up...)

And here is Thomas..... This method of descent was purely accidental and his face was a picture! He had to shake a bit of sand out of his daks afterwards and was lucky not to have lost his shorts on the way down. That would probably have been uncomfortable.....
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