Noen herlige sommerdager i naturskjønne Valdres er et tilbakelagt stadium. Og for de av dere som ikke hadde anledning til å bli med denne gang, har jeg “syltet ned” noen synsinntrykk, stemninger og små detaljer man lett overser.
Så for de som er glade i den frie natur,- her har dere anledningen til en liten naturopplevelse uten å bruke beina så alt for mye….
A few wonderful days in beautiful Valdres lies behind us. And for those of you that would have liked to tag along, I have preserved a few impressions, memories and small details easily overlooked. So if any of you have a love for nature, here’s your chance – without using your legs too much . . .
Området er Aurdalsfjellet,- et fjellmassiv på adskillige kvadratkilometer beliggende rundt 1100-1300 moh. med et utall av større og mindre fiskevann, badekulper og et nett av gode turstier.
The area is ‘Aurdalsfjellet’, a mountain massive counting thousands of sq.miles situated approximately 2800 – 3600 ft above sea level. Here you’ll find an unspecified number of small (and larger) lakes with good fishing, places to take a swim and a countless number of tracks in all directions.
Vi starter ved det gamle naustet i enden av Fræningen. Et nydelig vann som tjener som drikkevannsreservoar for området.
On the top of ‘Fjellenden’ we have a splendid view over the area. Far below us lies
There was no shortage on cloudberry flowers. Perhaps there will be a good year for cloudberries this time. . .?
The cloudberry flower is a beautiful little thing, but it’s one of the thoughest plants in our flora.
Her sett fra toppene ligger små fristende fjellvann på rekke og rad. Og i noen av dem biter fisken usedvanlig godt . . .
Seen from the mountain ridge, small idyllic lakes string out through the whole area. And in some of them, the mountain trouts are more than willing . . .
Dette er et veldig spesielt vann! Veldig grunt og – det kan forsvinne totalt i løpet av 24 timer! Årsaken er at det er basert på tilsig av regnvann fra toppene rundt. Midt i dammen har vi over år bygget vårt eget private badekar som er ca en meter dypt og hvor vi på varme sommerdager kan få en kjølig dukkert –
This is a very special lake! Extremely shallow, – and it may completely disappear in the span of 24 hours! The reason being that it’s solely dependant on the rainwater from the tops around it. In the middle of this pond we have over the years built our private ‘bath tub’, which cannot be seen passing by, approximately a yard deep, and where it’s possible to cool off on a warm day –
This is a portrait of one of the local inhabitants: ‘The Siberian Jay’
Most people think of the Siberian Jay as a ‘good humoured bird’ living of the land, eating seeds or larvaes or other beings it may find under bark, roots etc, but –
This picture isn’t especially sharp, but it documents that the ‘Siberian Jay’ at times can be classified as a predatory bird. Here it has taken a mouse!
When the crowberry flowers, large parts of the mountain plateau my be colored in rosa
Would you have liked to try your fishing rod? Not in this lake! It has no connection to other lakes and is only fed by meltwater . . .
We’er passing ‘Fræningen again
Back into the woods surrounding the mountains, we may find small idyllic places like this –
And if we take the time to study details, it might be plenty to see –
Our loyal tour companion had forgotten his sunglasses at home, but that didn’t seem to stop him –
Rett utenfor hytta, og en masse andre plasser, kunne vi finne ‘Storkenebb’. Jeg er ikke sikker på om dette er ‘skogstorkenebb’ eller ‘fjellstorkenebb’, men de er uansett veldig like.
Bare nyt synet!
Directly outside our cabin, and in a lot of other places, we could observe Cranesbill. I’m not sure whether this is a ‘mountain’ or a ‘wood’ Cranesbill, but the very much alike anyway. Just enjoy!
This lake is named ‘Kvitingen’ and has extraordinary good fishing
A local fishing club has built it’s own cabin by the lake
This is a scene from ‘Damtjern’. This lake is mainly used for swimming. The fishing here is more or less useless due to the fact that the lake is rather shallow.
Here we have moved up the valley (‘Røn in Valdres’, where we may find this idyllic waterfall
I plumb forgot to introduce you to another ‘local predator’: Our cat ‘Mikkel’ whom by this occasion accompanied us on vacation.
We have reached the top of the mountain plateau, and again we are observing a large lake with excellent fishing!
In some places there are lots of a flower with the impressive name: ‘Bird’s Foot Trefoil’
that doesn’t demand much to thrive –
Our trip has nearly ended. And it’s getting a bit late. I conclude with a couple of scenes designed to give you some positive memories from Valdres –
Hvis du vil se flere bilder fra andre steder i Norge, vennligst oppsøk min ‘forside’ hvor jeg anbefaler å lete under ‘Geographic Zones’, eller du kan forsøke en av hyperlinkene i bunnen av innlegget –
If you like to see more pictures and from other places in Norway, please go to my front page and explore ‘Geographic Zones’.
(Compliments of SRB )
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