|Atle, Hilde, and the dogs led the way...|
|A View of "The Cottage" from above|
|Jonah and Oscar on the Mountain Top|
Later, we drove to a beautiful spot nearby and had a picnic lunch. It was right near a "tourist hut." Norwegians and visitors to Norway do a lot of long-distance hiking and skiing, and there are over 400 tourist huts scattered all over the country where these travelers can stay. There was also a huge statue of the head of Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, a famous Norwegian poet and journalist. Here's Oscar sitting on top of him:
Before having a wonderful trout dinner in Hilde and Atle's flat, Sergio and I went berry picking on the mountain. We found lots of wild blueberries and a single ripe cloudberry. Cloudberries are special berries that grow only in cold climates, mainly in mountainous areas.
|Sergio gathering wild blueberries|