Sunday 28 February 2010

Boat Park

The convenient lakeside boat park at Liarvatnet near Jørpeland

Saturday 27 February 2010

Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

This modern hostel allows hikers to enjoy comfortable accommodation with stunning views.

Friday 26 February 2010


Viewed from the Preikestolen Mountain Lodge

Thursday 25 February 2010


Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) is an unusual, and therefore famous, rock formation standing 604m above the Lysefjord. It is a large, flat slab of rock jutting out above the water, whereas the other cliff tops are rounded. Rumour has it that it used to be a Viking place of sacrifice, but these days 100,000 hikers climb to the top each year without coming to any harm!

Wednesday 24 February 2010


The Lysefjord is about one hour from Stavanger, by boat or car.
The highest cliffs on this stretch (seen in the middle distance on the left) are about 600m high.

Tuesday 23 February 2010

Pilot boat #2

Tananger Pilot Boat returning to harbour in the evening light

Monday 22 February 2010

Sunday 21 February 2010

The Shrimp

This sculpture stands on its own column overlooking Stavanger Harbour. It was created by Arnold Haukeland in 1968 and consists of seven separate parts taken from seven different ships. It is dedicated to all sailors lost at sea.
Locals refer to it affectionately as "the shrimp".

Saturday 20 February 2010


A typical residential street in Storhaug, Stavanger

Friday 19 February 2010

Tananger Harbour #9

Evening light

Thursday 18 February 2010

Church #2

St. Petri's Church, Stavanger

Wednesday 17 February 2010

Tuesday 16 February 2010

Stavanger Harbour

The cold beer drinkers from yesterday's photo were enjoying this view.

Monday 15 February 2010

Pavement café

The temperature rose to a balmy minus one celsuis and these locals took the opportunity to sit out in the sun and enjoy a cold beer on Stavanger waterfront.

Sunday 14 February 2010


Ferry passing Tananger lighthouse on its way towards its berth in Risavika Harbour

Saturday 13 February 2010


Stavanger Cathedral (Domkirken) and the white building of the
cathedral school (Kongsgård skole) next to it

Friday 12 February 2010

Thursday 11 February 2010

Picnic spot


Wednesday 10 February 2010

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Monday 8 February 2010

Sunday 7 February 2010

Saturday 6 February 2010

Friday 5 February 2010

Cabin #2


Thursday 4 February 2010

Ålsheia #2

From Ålsheia looking south

Wednesday 3 February 2010

Fresh snow

Photo taken from my front doorstep

Tuesday 2 February 2010


Both photos taken from the same spot standing in front of
Ålsheia Ski Centre, Sirdal, Norway

Monday 1 February 2010


Ski-ing in Sirdal, Norway