While Captain Kelly was stuck on Moorea during a gale near Gibraltar, I was visiting an old college friend, Kim and her family in Oslo, Norway.

Kim, Caroline, Nora & Rolf


The first day at their home I entertained myself as Kim & Rolf went to work and the kids to school.   I found a path in the neighborhood that led into a small forest.


pathAlong the path, I found a group of children and the daycare providers enjoying an Autumn campfire.  They said this was a weekly outing.

Along the path, I heard a girl screaming.  I went up a road and found two teenagers playing around in a cart.  Good clean fun.


The homes I saw in the neighborhood were striking and large.

homeI worked up an appetite and walked down to the market.  Instead of a proper lunch, I opted for a dark cup of coffee and cream cake.

cakeOne  next day, the whole family took me on a tour of Oslo.

Down town Oslo
Vigeland Sculpture Park
One of the many fjord in Norway
The Palace
My favorite photo of two boats in a harbor