|How we spent our summer vacation…
loving the weather in Norway
Rain, rain go to Norway…whoops it already did.
|Darcy on the Brandset
Darcy and Don finished Small World’s European vacation with month in Norway. We went straight to Voss, found unusually high water, and got our last glimpse of the sun. Had we known that this was the last time we would see blue sky for a month, we might have stayed up enjoying the sun all night.
|Look, blue sky!|
|SWA’s newest guide, Liam, on the Ula slides|
|Darcy sliding on the Ula|
|Don on the Stavasselva|
|Token fjord photo|
|Darcy entering into the “Boof Shower,” Susna River|
Possibly my favorite rapid of the trip was the Dusj-boof on the Susna river. Yeah, I’m pretty sure “dusj” means shower in Norwegian. Besides being in a pretty mini canyon with great rocks on either shore, the move itself is really cool. You drive off a hump into the middle of a flume of water and well, get showered.
|Don dropping in for his boof shower|
One of the coolest camp spots in Norway was by a lake called Rossvatnett. Cool because it had a COVERED picnic table! Cooking in the rain is not as fun as I remembered. This spot was next to a rest area that also had heated bathrooms! Covered rest areas should be standard issue in Norway, but surprisingly we found very few. People told us that it was an unusually rainy July even for Norway, but the added bonus of a heated bathroom makes me suspicious.
|The view from camp at Rossvatnet|
|North of the Arctic circle on the Lonndalselva|
Our favorite Arctic river was the Lonndalselva, which flows to the North in the Arctic Circle. It had great granite and falls and slides, and it didn’t rain so much! Of course we found out that when the rain stops, the bugs come out. Now we know why Reindeer migrate.
|Darcy boofing on the Valldola|
|SWA’s idea of a covered rest area
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