Friday, April 4

Sky Watch Friday

This Friday I will give you something of the diversity in my area of origin, Sunnmøre (South-Møre). The name "Møre" is old (Norse Mœrr), and it is probably derived from the word marr m 'ocean, sea'. The meaning is then 'coastal district'.
This costal district is clearly visible through my Sky Watch Friday photo today. The lighthouse at Ulla Fyr have goats (to the left) as inhabitants.

Out in the west there is only sea and horizon.I had other photos from the same area in this february post, and I have shown the Hip, hip, Hooray photo at least once before in 2007, but with Norwegian text. I think though that it represent both the Sky and the Fellowship meant behind SWF.
The bunch at lunch is my Old Friends (Gamlegjengen) and the place is at Anne Katharina and Asbjørn´s place at Skuløya, and of course are we having fresh shrimps with white wine in the summer sunshine.

Not far from this place, but to the southwest in the district you will find the fantastic Alps of Sunnmøre. Use about 6 minutes of your life and do some real SkyWatching through this Video from Sunnmørsalpene.

I am not one of the mountain climbers, but more than one of my friends at the photo above have been at the top of the next photo - Slogen. Legend has it that the summit was first climbed in 1870 by Jon Klokk. Later on that year it was climbed by the famous climber and alpine explorer William Cecil Slingsby. The latter wrote about the view from Slogen as "one of the proudest in Europe".
Many famous Norwegians have been on the top, including most notably Sonja, Queen of Norway. This photo is from east in Nordang Valley. For more Sky Watch Friday photos go to Toms site and join

24 comments:

Garden Angel said...

Hei Arne!
Fine bilder du viser her! Du er heldig som har så mange venner:) Ser ut til at dere har det veldig hyggelig i lag!
Nydelig bilde av Slogen!
Flott lys som flømmer over fjellet:)
Ha en fin helg!

Berit said...

Kjempeflotte blder.
Det såg trivelig ut å spise ute, reker og greier.... som jeg gleder meg til den slags aktiviteter, det nærmer seg.
ha en fin fredag.

mrsnesbitt said...

Shrimps and white wine....sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

Goats to the left?
Meaning....
T

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Just fantastic photos and a very lovely text. It look like you all hhad a great time. It's fun to have many good friends:)

Jo vi tjuvstarta nok litt i natt, men siden alt startet så tidligt så hev jeg meg på. Så da var en del blogging gjort til jeg dro på sykehuset i morges;)

Anonymous said...

Shrimps and white wine? Count me in ...
Great photos. The human element added emotion ...

SandyCarlson said...

Your vast world is beautiful. Looks so nice to enjoy the outdoors with friends. Thanks for these.

Randi said...

Heisann!
I dag var det ett herlig knippe med norske bilder. Skulle gjerne sittet ved det bordet...så ut som en hyggelig gjeng. Dessuten er reker absolutt favoritt maten på sommeren..

Ha en fin fredag

Marie said...

Koseleg innlegg, nydelege bilete!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Three Aces from you this week my friend... each one as striking as the next.. and it is great to see friends getting into the pictures for Sky Watch..
Wishing you well and thanking you for joining in and adding to the enjoyment and fun of Sky Watch
Tom

DeeMom said...

Fellowship is a splendid thing, your pictures are lovely…

Anne-Berit said...

Nydelige bilder,det er vakkert på Sunn-Møre:o)

Gattina said...

I am distracted by the people, and the mountains I only see your sky is blue ! I am new and play for the first time.

RuneE said...

Always nice with a bit of background - but in personally and in the pictures!

PS Første kommentar lagt ut - det har vært en travel dag på jobben for sykmeldte folk. Nå får en snart komme seg hjem.../hytten

John said...

Flotte bilder, god og personlig post.
Skal ikke se bort fra at det kommer noen bilder fra Møre og Romsdal på bloggen min på sensommeren. Tenker da bl.a fra Atlanterhavsveien.

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent post, well done.

All great picture.

Petunia said...

Fine bilder! Det siste kan jo ta pusten fra en. God Norges reklame:)
Ha en flott helg!

Kim said...

I love all of your photos. Norway looks beautiful. I would love to travel there some day.

fishing guy said...

Arne: Norway is definetly a beautiful country. These are great photos.

Anonymous said...

Heia Arne. Det var gode og varme bilder du presenterte i dag. Og du vet at jeg liker å se bilder av din vakre kone - alltid en innertier!

Ha en god helg. Selv har vi den i Tønsberg!

Dick said...

Wow, fantastic place, nice skywatch.

andrée said...

what GORGEOUS mountain! Heavily wooded, great sky, simple road. Beautiful.

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Marvelous landscape, as a picture!!

Have a good weekend!

Luiz

GAWO said...

Mange trivelige fine bilder. Men du kjenner vel meg ? det siste bildet var det jeg falt for. Og for en fjelltopp!!