Sunday, July 29, 2007

Summer holiday - part 2

After spending the weekend at the cabin we headed for Dønna, where my boyfriends mother lives. Only a couple of hours driving this time. Dønna is a island on the coast of Helgeland. If you want to read more about Helgeland and Dønna you can read about it here. Maybe you want to visit this place sometimes.


The next two photos is taken on top of Sjonfjellet (Sjon mountain).
A beautiful wiew over to Glein where we are staying the next two weeks.

One evening there was such beautiful weather and we decided to go to Dønnesfjellet (The Dønnes mountain) It offers a fantastic view. In good conditions you can see Rødøy in the north and Vega in the south, together with most of the characteristic mountains found along the coast of Helgeland. I'll show you some of them.
This is Dønnamannen (The Dønna man). A mountain with a very special profile. If you lean your head to the right you can see the profile of a man lying there. Do you see him?

Syv Søstre (Seven sisters). It is possible to reach the seven tops in one days, and this trip will take about 14 hours. Do not think this is a goal for me :)
Wiew out to Tomma.

This photo is taken late in the evening at 22:00. You can see the sun is still shining. This is a wiew out to Løkta.
They also have a bathing beach at Dønna called Breivika. No bath for me this day. Too windy and cold :)
And I think you see what this is a photo of LOL It's North Europs biggest marble stone phallus, 89 cm high and 50 cm in diameter. It is standing on top on a very old burial mound.
Dønnes church is one of the three middleage churches on the Helgeland coast. Build in stone and with a specific architecture. The church was buildt at 1100's, so it is very old. It also have a mausoleum build at 1600's. I have never been inside this church, but I will next time.

Now our vacation on Dønna is over and we are on the ferry from Dønna to Sandnessjøen. Another photo of the Seven Sister mountains.

It feels good to be back home and back to normal routines. This morning I have been reading blogs and mails. And I see there is a lot of beautiful quilts made while I've been away. I look forward to clean up my sewing room now and start on my projekts again. I have done a lot of sewing while being on my vacation, show you in my next post. Next week I have been allowed to start working 20%, and I look forward to that too. Will do that until my surgery august 22nd.
Now............heading in to my sewinroom to check my treasures there :) I got some really goodies in my mail when I came back home. Show you later ............teasing teasing teasing :)
Saying for today:

The only thing self-cleaning in this house is the cat

21 comments:

picperfic said...

lovely to have you back! Looks like you had a good time...keep busy til the 22nd when my thoughts will be with you x

Rose said...

Great pics May Britt....welcome back!!!

Bren said...

beautiful pictures! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing the link about Donna. What is the "Age of Migration"? I assume it was well before the 1800's. It is the home school teacher in me that asks!!LOL

QuiltingFitzy said...

um...a mushroom, right? (snicker!)

Glad you're back, don't do too much work before your surgery!

Yummers! said...

I'm so excited to find your site. Not only because of the quilting, but because I am Norweigian and have never been to Norway(made it as far as Denmark)and I know so little about Norway. I loved looking at your photos today and soaked up all of your words about your travel. The older I get, the more important my heritage becomes to me.
Thanks for sharing.
Joni Larson Possin

Belvie said...

Thanks for sharing your vacation photos with us. The scenery is beautiful. Even though I can't go on vacation to Norway...your pictures allow me to dream.

Virpi said...

Thank you for the beautiful pics.

Libby said...

More beautiful places . . . but it's always so nice to come home, too *s*

de vliegende koe said...

I’ve been to Norway for a sneak peek across the border in 1981 when I was in Sweden. I sure want to go sometime again. Wonderful photos!

Elin said...

Du har vore på mange nydelege plassar i sommar!
Eg falt også for "saying for today" om katten, hehe...

Karen said...

What beautiful scenery. I particularly love the 1100s church, how marvelous.

Connie W said...

Wow what a wonderful collection of your holiday photos on both posts. Your trip sounds so good. Thanks for posting all these photos for us.

Dragonfly-Crafts (Fiona) said...

Great photos of your wonderful Summer Holiday. Lovely to hear where you've been and what you've done.

Timotei said...

Tusen takk for koselig kommentar på bloggen min!
Nydelige bilder fra Helgelandskysten!

Andrea said...

I love your blog and have enjoyed seeing your holiday photos ! looking forward to what you will be stitching next !

Sharon said...

Loved "THAT" picture.... I mean those pictures. LOL!!!! OMG!!!! That is funny!!! But seriously the photos are beautiful. All of them. LOL!!!

Susan said...

All of the pictures from your weekend posts are fabulous. I loved the rainbows and the sun still up at 10 pm. That cabin looked so cute! Welcome back!

atet said...

So wonderful to see you back and the beautiful photos from your trip! I love the one of the stone phallus --- giggle!

Can't wait to see all of the sewing you did while gone!

Carole said...

Wow, what a beautiful place! Just Magnificient! Thanks so much for sharing!

Pat Winter said...

Beautiful and breathtaking views.

Patti said...

Thank you so much for all the marvelous picturs of your vacation. What an incredibly beautiful country you live in. I just don't know how people who live without seeing the mountains every day can stand it. Your photography is excellent. I would so love to visit your country some day!

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