This Friday we had a short break in our long stay here in Spain for flying to Ålesund Norway and taking part in the memorial ceremonial for our brother-in-law Arne Johan Leira who passed away on our first night here in Fuengirola this autumn.
The ceremony and the following gathering was a nice event.
In memories of Arne Johan I have collected some of my photos where he (and we) have experienced nice moments here at Costa del Sol. However, first a photo from December 1969 where he entered our family by marring my sister.
In 2005 Gerd and Arne celebrated their 50th and 55th birthday in Oslo and the day before we had dinner at Statholdergaarden, Arne and his younger brother Tor met at our apartment for a drink and "bløtkake".
In 2007 we had a tour to Alhambra in Granada,
In Malaga City in January, In Puerto Banus in February and at their cottage at the Norwegian mountains in August
I have chosen two photos from 2011. The celebration of their common birthday celebration at Puerto Fuengirola in February and one from a visit to Crispy Cod where they had a great Fish and Chips dinner.
Arne Johan always saw himself as a sailor after he went to sea only seventeen years old and sailed to Americas, Asia and between European harbours. Now he is sailing the thousand seas and we will remember him the way he was. RIP Arne and thanks for the memories.