Category Archives: Norway

2015 Tall Ships Regatta

We are here in Norway for two reasons:  to pack up some things from the house, and sail the Statsraad Lemhkuhl in the Tall Ships Regatta from Kristiansand to Aalborg, Denmark.  Our father was a cadet on this same ship … Continue reading

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Sand to Kristiansand

After receiving yet more gifts and the last hugs, we boarded the ferry and waved goodbye to the aunties and cousins.  It was sad to leave, but it also was the prettiest day yet with sunshine and no wind.  The … Continue reading

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Sand, Norway: Hello and Goodbye

My sister and I are back in Sand, our father’s home town in Norway.  My aunt’s house (in our family for over 65 years) has been sold, and we are here to help pack up some things and to say … Continue reading

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Norway in January

The occasion that brought me to Norway in January was a solemn one.  My aunt, my father’s sister, passed away.  She had lived a good life, over 90 years, having been born and raised and now passed away in the … Continue reading

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Navigating Norway; the Great Circle Route from Oslo to Sand and back

I landed in Oslo on a fine, sunny September day.  My brother had flown in a few days before me and met me at the airport.  We were in Norway specifically to visit relatives on my father’s side who live in … Continue reading

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Jesus is a mannequin and other observations in Norway

Jesus is a mannequin             Growing up, I shared a room with my sister.  On the wall of our bedroom was a framed picture of Jesus, holding a lamb and surrounded by a flock of sheep.  We were not a … Continue reading

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