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Day 5: Tromsø

The planned whale safari was cancelled because of non-participation of the whales (who retreated further back into the open sea) and the kayaking that I planned to replace the whale watching was cancelled because of non-participation of literally everyone else (I was the only one of 476 passengers that signed up to the trip).  173 more words

Selling the Drama

taken during an early 2013 trip to norway, this one shot 25 mins out of an overcast tromso, temp was around -12 with a 500m walk in knee deep snow. 32 more words

Hiking to the Tromsø Fjellheisen

Trying to take advantage of the “warm” (over 50°F) weather and sunshine while it lasts (both will be mostly gone within the next 4-6 weeks), a group of my international friends and I decided to hike up to Tromsø’s Fjellheisen, or cable car. 302 more words


Choose the RYA Original

Do not settle with a copy. Go get the original from the start. If you achieve being an RYA certified sailor you’ll benefit from THE certification system with worldwide highest reputation. 137 more words


Like a Christmas chick flick with the Night Watch

Four women traveled North to see the Northern lights.

The Strong One was too strong; she kept head-butting things, never on purpose. Just because she was so strong in her resolve to always do what’s right.

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Tromso, Norway Midnight Sun Marathon Photo

I just found this photo of me running over the bridge after passing the Arctic Cathedral in the 2007 Tromso Midnight Sun Marathon in time to finish off the Norway travel of this blog: 28 more words


Dog sledding. Posted in retrospect.

I have changed my mind about this hotel. The breakfast buffet was phenomenal!!! The cereals alone made my day – I was inspired and enjoyed a mix of corn flakes, shredded wheat, *PUFFED WHEAT* (my dancing girls will get that reference, the rest of you will be confused) and oats. 408 more words

Scandinavia 2014