Ancient Vikings at Avaldsnes, Norway …and a really old church

St. Olav’s Church is a medieval church in Avaldsnes on the island of Karmøy, on the west coast of Norway. During the Viking Age Avaldsnes was an ancient centre of power for Viking Kings in Norway. Continue reading



Today – 22 July, 2012 – is one year since the attacks in Oslo and on Utøya in Norway.  The attacks where 77 people lost their lives, over 300 people were injured and an entire country received the news with shock, sorrow and pain. In honour of the victims of these terrible incidents, I am posting my favorite photos of Oslo.  This lovely city I called home for 10 years and hold so close to my heart.

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Sidney Summer Market

The town of Sidney is located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, on the Saanich Peninsula, just a 20 minute drive from downtown Victoria.

During the summer months of June to August, Sidney is host to a very popular street market:

On Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm until 9:30 pm the main street of Beacon Avenue is transformed into a summer market filled with 200 various vendors; local merchants, fresh produce, arts & crafts, great food, live music & entertainment.

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Sand at Sandvesanden Beach

Sandvesanden is a beach located on the large island of Karmøy – on the southwest coast of Norway – in the county of Rogaland. In case you want the coordinates, they are: 59°15′23″N 5°14′57″E 🙂

Sandvesanden is not a beach for those faint of heart. The North Sea makes the water cool & the air fresh! And if you listen closely, you might hear the roaring of Viking’s as they sail by in their ships. Or they used to anyway…. 🙂

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