Sunday 31 January 2010

Supply ship

Viking Lady, off the coast of Tananger

Saturday 30 January 2010


Friday 29 January 2010

Beach #3


Thursday 28 January 2010


Wednesday 27 January 2010

View #11

Taken from Lunde on the island of Hundvåg, Stavanger,
looking towards Sand and the mountains of the Ryfylke region.

Tuesday 26 January 2010


The measured depth of the ice on this Stavanger lake is now 34cm.

Monday 25 January 2010

Trees #5

The path at Store Stokkavatn, Stavanger

Sunday 24 January 2010

Saturday 23 January 2010

Lighthouse #3

Tananger Lighthouse

Friday 22 January 2010



Thursday 21 January 2010


Pinecone lying on the frozen surface of Stokkavatn

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Sverd i Fjell

"Sverd i Fjell" is Stavanger's most famous monument and was created by the artist Fritz Røed. "The Three Swords" commemorates Harald Hårfagre winning the battle of Hafrsfjord in 872. This final battle marked the end of a six-year campaign to unite many small Viking realms into a kingdom. Harald's conquest made him the first King of Norway and won him the hand of his beloved Gyda, who had sworn she would marry no-one less than a sovereign.
The monument is a symbol of peace; when the Vikings were at peace, they used to plunge their swords into the ground.

Tuesday 19 January 2010


Møllebukta Beach, Hafrsfjord

Monday 18 January 2010

"A crack in everything ....."

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen

Sunday 17 January 2010


Saturday 16 January 2010

Ice #2

Sea ice forming close to the shoreline

Friday 15 January 2010

Tananger Harbour #7

The inner harbour is slightly frozen,
but not enough to stop boats going out to sea.

Thursday 14 January 2010


Ørnabukta Beach, Tananger

Wednesday 13 January 2010


Store Stokkavatn
Several square kilometres of lake now frozen to a depth of 27cm.
Stavanger's very own free ice-skating rink!

Tuesday 12 January 2010


Ice crystals formed on coastal rocks

Monday 11 January 2010


Aerial view

Sunday 10 January 2010


Taken from Edinburgh Castle

Saturday 9 January 2010


Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Friday 8 January 2010

Thursday 7 January 2010

Falling snow

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Wednesday 6 January 2010

Tananger Harbour #6

Tananger Harbour
Taken from the lighthouse

Tuesday 5 January 2010

Sunset #4

From Tananger Harbour looking towards Feistein Lighthouse

Monday 4 January 2010

View #10

From the Ullandhaug Tower looking south-west towards Sola Airport. You can see the waters of the Hafrsfjord in the middle distance, and shipping on the North Sea on the horizon.

Sunday 3 January 2010

View #9

This panorama is best viewed in large format - left click to enlarge.
Taken from the Ullandhaug Tower, looking north across the city of Stavanger, the Boknafjord with its islands, at the snowy mountains of the Ryfylke in the distance.

Saturday 2 January 2010


The "sukkerfri kasse" or sugar-free till at my local supermarket.
If you queue at this one, you will not be confronted by a vast array of nutritionless confectionery. It's the perfect solution for weak-willed dieters, harrassed parents and people who have just made New Year's resolutions!

Friday 1 January 2010