Thursday, 29 January 2009

A Little Piece of Paradise

There have been a number of people asking me my cabin by the seaside. While I of course won't go into great detail, I do think I can share a bit that will satisfy most. Our cabin lies between 1 and 2 hours north of Bergen, which covers an awful lot of ground. While the cabin itself dates back to World War II (due to short supplies building materials, another house was purchased, taken apart and transported by boat here), the stone foundations of the cabin, which can be seen in the photo below are dated to the 1600's.



The above picture is taken from the sea itself. To be very honest, it was taken my husband as he was bobbing gently in the water, lying in a yellow rubber dingy. Originally the cabin was only as wide as the top two windows. We have expanded it to the right (extended the kitchen, added a toilet [there was only a bucket when I first moved her 10 years ago] and a second upper bedroom). The windows we want are extremely expensive, so we will probably have enough money saved up to purchase our next window next year.


We do a lot of fishing at the cabin - here is a boat that the entire family owns together - all 18 of us. The one rule that no one is allowed to break is that any gas used by someone must be refilled IMMEDIATELY. No exceptions.

So far there has been no problems.

I for one prefer fish from the land. I'm quite good at it as well. It always gives me such pleasure to have my brother-in-laws tease me about what it takes to be a 'real fisherman/woman'. Then within an hour I've caught the above, and they come home as the sun is setting with nothing to show for their efforts.

Yes, life out in the country side can be pretty good.

8 comments:

ingermaaike said...

It reminds me so much of my youth spent on the waterside in various spot along the Norwegian coast. Just looking at the pictures makes me smell the sea..

Heli said...

Your little cabin looks very lovely summerplace! Sure a piece of paradise :)

Kreativlink said...

Oh that looks so lovely!

Star of the East said...

Looks like a gorgeous place, gorgeous pictures too! Hope you'll have the money soon for your windows :)

kraplap said...

looks terrific ! Do you spend the summers there ? gorgeous.

Swiedebie said...

The next time you are there, please call me, and I will zoom off to join u. :)

X by Leina Neima said...

Looks such a great place!

And I prefer fishing from the land, too...

matchstickgirl said...

fabulous gettaway ....love it the solitude the cleanness

wow!!!