22 Jul 2023 – The Land Of The Midnight Sun
Wed: 05.35hrs bus from Narvik-Tromsø(slept most of the way)~4hrsNOK257S$34 arr into Tromsø to be met by Claire@TromsdalenBruvegen near the church. Nice to catch up with the view of Tromsdalstinden, a familiar sight from the living room of 1970s-Tromsø days. Today it is still teasing me with its hike&seek game! Gråsteinbit/Gray catfish/WolfFish(AnarhichasLupus), the largest species of the catfish group was the catch of the day for Johan’s spear-fish trip,
Thu: delightful walk to discovered another MaritBockelie’s work on the wall of house on the way into town to Dragøy for Sei/Pollock(Pollachius virens) to be our dinner tonight.
Tkx Claire for this yummy rich chocolate pie+fruitT – looks like this sea-gull too is enjoying its day in town…
Glad to catch up with Hazel&Richard. Touching to see Johan(24) playing chess with his grandfather(94), such a charming man with many words now compared to the academician with few words in his younger days. Eva, is here from OSL for Buktafestivalen
Fri: down memory lane to Kvamstykket. The YouthHostal is no longer, now a kindergarten. The row of garage on the slope is gone, and #2&4 are replaced with a brown building. Thank goodness the view of Tromsdalstinden will always be.
Checked out this new development by the bridge
to discover Løkta, a delightful little lighthouse
where there was no one, somewhere quiet with a view – why it was not known to me all those years when I lived here and visits is a mystery! Have now been told that it came after my TromsøDays…
Appreciations&tkx to Cathrine&Torgrim for gathering her siblings to a lovely evening for peel to eat shrimps on this last night where the sun did not set…
Night was coming on again; the sun just dipped into the sea and rose again, red, refreshed, as if it had been down to drink. I could feel more strangely on those nights than anyone would believe – Knut Hamsun
Onwards to Kvaløya to spend some time with Laila&Morten.
Sat: appreciations to them for putting me up over the weekend
in their lovely place with idyllic&serene surroundings here@Småslette.
Short drive to Ersfjord for more scenic sight that Morten had me in the pix to remind that it is not a postcard!
Proud grandfather Morten with his #5grandchild, Marie(baby to Liv&Ovind) who ate up the steamed Sei(Pollock)+rice I made for dinner.
Goodnight sun now that it is the end of the midnight sun and it can go below the horizon, but still not dark…