Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

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Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Storm on Mon May 24, 2010 8:35 pm

Alright, a bit misleading that title. Today me and my family went for a trip out to one of the small islands here. Its about.. 7 miles long, and not more than perhaps 100 metres across. Some places a bit more.
The whole island is build from the iceages. It contains only rocks that have been piled up. Its the last of the islands before you are at the open sea.
I dont know the english word for it, but its the most visited island in our "Skjærgård". Ill just translate it to the coast, hehe.
The name of the island is in Norwegian "Jomfruland" or the "virgin island" directly translated.
Well, here are some pics. I have tons but Im not gonna post 200 of them. If you want a trip to Norway, Ill be your guide Wink.
We were a bit lucky with the weather, only a bit of rain when we went home. It was a bit clouded though. (It always rain when Im on a trip)
The whole island is a nature reserve. Forbidden to take rocks and all. And what you know.. Its full of good bonsai material.

Here you have the outside of the island. This is what it looks like the whole side for 7 miles.


Here you can see my belowed, with my sisters dog "Frøya".


One of the houses out there.


Here you see a pic of the oak forest out there. The whole ground gets covered by those small white flowers that comes right after the blue ones. I know, it sounds silly, but Im not good at names! At norwegian its called "Hvitveis" and "Blåveis". Not far away from us, we saw some Roe deer, but I didnt get to take any photos. I even ran to cut them off, but it was a bad idea.

Found a pic of the flowers!


Again, my belowed sitting on an ash tree. (Nice rootspread there).


We have two lighthouses there, this is the biggest. It wasnt open for the public today, so I didnt get some pictures from up there. (Everything is big in Norway btw.. )



A fine spot not far in.

Same spot


And last a bush I really wanted to dig up. It was taller than me, and with a very thick trunk. I saw these all over the place.
The whole island is flat, and quite windy most parts of the year, so they keep being low and small, struggling to live.


Thats all for this post. Ill keep showing some of the land I live in, if you care to see it. Now that the snow is gone its easier to get up on the mountains etc too.
Thanks.
-Storm

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Mike Jones on Mon May 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Wow Storm that is one heck of a nebari on that Ash tree. Great pictures...thanks for sharing.

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  craigw on Fri May 28, 2010 6:38 am

Hi Storm, the flowers look to some sort of wood anemome, may be anemone nemorosa. Looks to be the most beautiful place you visited, so vastly different from our forests down here.
Regards from Craig

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Kev Bailey on Fri May 28, 2010 12:32 pm

A wonderful insight Storm, thanks for posting.

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Fri May 28, 2010 10:37 pm

Lovely trees and scenes.... Smile

Your lady looks very fetching in her gown as well... was there a re-creational event on the island?

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Storm on Sat May 29, 2010 12:33 am

Thanks for great replies! =)
It wasnt anything else than a trip, we dress like that at any occasion. Wink

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  Victrinia Ridgeway on Sat May 29, 2010 12:44 am

Storm wrote:Thanks for great replies! =)
It wasnt anything else than a trip, we dress like that at any occasion. Wink

Awesome thumbs up ... then I envy you both. That would never fly here. If I could get away with gowns every day, I'd never own a pair of pants...lol

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Re: Storm's trip out in the harsh wilderness!

Post  littleart-fx on Mon May 31, 2010 2:25 pm

Hi! Storm!

Nice view you have,...in surroundings that is!
To live a live ay"

Good.....Pictures, i like the perspective!

And yeah,.....sorry for the bad English!

grtz m

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