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Scaling the Lion

The locals call the mountain on the island Rødøy Lion (Rødøyløva) because of its shape. It’s a dramatic mountain. One side is the lion’s back which gently slopes up until it becomes very steep at the head of the lion. The other side is a precipice, dropping about 450 meters to four picturesque beaches. Actually, to say the mountain drops straight down is an understatement, because the top sticks out further than the middle. The peak is right at the top of the precipice Read more

Just Like the Tropics!

Since I arrived here, the weather has alternated between overcast and sunshine. Daytime temperature has fluctuated between 60F and 75F, which is warmer than I expected. Today we were granted fantastic weather: sunny, warm, and no wind. After Kristin came home from work at 3 PM, we borrowed a little boat and went to a beach to picnic. We had salami on bread, peanuts, and big box of wild raspberry I picked when I went hiking this morning. Read more

Welcome to Our Blog!

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Since you’re here, you already know that Kristin, Winston, Marcus and Nora will spend a year on a remote island in Norway. During this time, Kristin and I will blog regularly about our life there. If you’re interested, sign up on the right, and we’ll send you an email when a new blog is up.

The name of the island is Rødøy, which means “Red Island” in Norwegian. Read more