by Helen Wilson
Last week Mark and I left Sweden to make the journey across Norway to a small town called Fitjar, which is located on the west coast. Once there we met up with our wonderful hosts Geir Ingolf and Ingeborg, who made us feel right at home.
We had allowed both a day before and a day after classes to explore the area. After a great night of sleep Geir Ingolf, Ingeborg, Mark and I hopped on a boat to explore the islands. Along the way we pulled crab pots, and took the tasty crustaceans to an island that is owned by Geir Ingolf’s family. Once there, we feasted on crab and talked about the classes that would take place the next couple of days. We also visited several other islands, explored old buildings and munched on freshly baked cinnamon rolls at one of two small shops.
Geir Ingolf pulls up a Troll Crab.
Mark hangs out with our dinner.
Several others joined us on the island for dinner, and there was enough for everyone.
The weather was stunning. For the most part it was hot, with clear blue skies and hardly any wind. It was perfect weather for the rolling classes that I was conducting and the technique classes that Mark was teaching.
Sunny weather and warm water were a perfect mix for rolling classes.
Lessons in balance.
Games are often a fun way to teach valuable skills.
After two days of instruction we had a day off to explore, and opted for a hike in the local mountains.
Tinka enjoys soaking in every body of water that she passes, no matter how small that body of water might be.
There were streams to cross…
…and the easiest way to get around this lake was to swim right through it.
The climb to the top was challenging at times, and required a little scrambling.
Geir Ingolf found a deer antler.
And we all made it to the top.
Thanks to Geir Ingolf and Ingeborg for hosting us. We had a wonderful time exploring your part of the world!