|Trondheim city centre. A winding river flows through the small but busy old city. Colourful wooden houses line the river and pedestrian cobbled streets.|
We were hosted by Ake's family who we met for the first time and who were extremely generous and kind. They hosted dinners, toured us about town, led us on a nature hike, and hosted a delightful birthday celebration at an old restored farmhouse/estate.
I was told that Trondheim experiences two seasons: white winter and green winter. We, however, enjoyed mainly blue skies and temperatures in the 20's. It was so lovely that I thought we should sail across the Bay of Biscay, through the English Channel and over the North Sea to get there...maybe not. Chartering might be the answer.
|It's always a treat for us to spend time with family.|
|A group of seven of our kind hosts toured 8 of us through the city centre. At a comfortable amble, we covered the whole thing in it's spring glory. Flowers, new fresh green leaves.|
|Almost 45 years ago, Peter spent a year at this middle school in Trondheim. We searched for the house he lived in to no avail.|
|The area was dotted with small lakes. People sunbathed at the edge, swam, hiked, biked, canoed, kayaked. Norwegian people enjoy the outdoors!|
|From a hilltop we enjoyed a view of the city and the fjord in the distance. Our hosts home is on the closer hillside. All easily accessible. Mountains in the distance are in Sweden.|
|Ake was a ski jumper in his athletic youth. These jumps were new since he lived here.|
|The birthday boy! So wonderful to be able to celebrate with him. Thank you, Anne and Per!|