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The Summer Refuses To Leave

This weekend our friends Aleks and Hulda came to visit from Oslo, and weather decided to cooperate. Yesterday we went hiking and visited a salmon farm. And we caught a lot of fish. What we couldn’t eat, I salted. Now I have a veritable gallery of salted fish drying in the wood shed.

Last week, a family on the island invited us over for dinner and told us about their favorite beach, which is at the other end of the island. Since the weather was so good today, we decided to venture there. It was unreal. A picture perfect beach at the end of an inlet, completely protected on all sides. We started a fire and roasted hot dogs.

I can get used to this life.

Hike To Eventyrskogen (Fairytale Forest)

Roasting Hot Dogs

A Picture Perfect Beach

  1. Kira #

    At the salmon farm… How did you catch the fish? With a fishing rod? A net? Your hands?

    September 18, 2011
    • We didn’t catch the fish at the salmon farm. That’d be too easy!
      We caught the fish off a boat, using a fishing line with 4 hooks and a weight at the end of the line. The sea was so full of fish that every time we pulled out the line, there were several fish on it. It was crazy!

      September 18, 2011
      • #

        Size? Species? Number? As a one-time passionate fisherman I need details please! And, wow, that beach really is stunning. Water temp?

        September 19, 2011
      • I’m trying to avoid writing about fishing, but since you insist, I’ll respond with another blog.
        The water was cold! Nobody took a dip.

        September 19, 2011
      • The water is about 10 degrees Celsius.
        Right now I have to run outside to save our garden furniture before the wind blows them out to sea. The wind speed is going to reach 42 miles/hr tonight…
        Fun, fun fun:)

        September 19, 2011
      • Kira #

        Wow. That’s incredible!!! I hope you had an incredible time, because to have that experience would’ve been awesome!

        September 20, 2011
    • Just wrote another blog on fishing:

      September 19, 2011
  2. I love how you write a blog about summer, but everyone is wearing coats! Living in Idaho, I can relate! It has even snowed in July before. I can’t get over that beach picture. Amazing! And, I have family who go salmon fishing in Alaska most years. When they get home they pressure can it all in glass jars. Have you tried that before? Does the salting make it more like jerky?

    September 27, 2011
    • Everyone is wearing coats because it was not terribly warm. More like a nice fall day where you come from.
      I’ve never heard of pressure canning. I’ll look it up.
      Salting is wonderful. It intensifies the flavor, and preserves it. When you need to cook it, just soak it in water for 24 hours before hand.

      September 27, 2011

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