Holmsbu er et hyggelig lite sted på sørvestkysten av Hurumlandet, i det vesentligste befolket av ‘sommer-turister’.
Holmsbu is a nice but very small place located on the south western coastline of the peninsula between the ‘Oslofjord’ and the ‘Drammensfjord’. Mostly Holmsbu are inhabited by people visiting the place during summer, but on a permanent basis there are only 340 people living here throughout the year.
Holmsbu have a nice and well protected harbour that will guarantee a safe mooring no matter what kind of weather comes along. In the background: ‘Odden’
White houses hug the shoreline all around the bay.
Imagine drinking your morning coffee here, – 10 yards from the sea, while the local birds serenade you from the treetops all around?
But let’s move upwards somewhat and possibly obtain a better view of the surroundings?
From ‘Odden’ we find a track behind ‘Holmsbu Bad’ that takes us upwards –
In a very short time we pass this idyllic house with its beautiful garden –
The road is getting steeper and we ar climbing still higher –
I horisonten kan vi ane konturene av ‘Svelvik‘ på den andre siden av fjorden –
In the horizon we may see the contours of ‘Svelvik‘ on the other side of the fjord.
Far below us lies Holmsbu. It’s tempting to mount a telescopic lens on the camera in order to point in the direction of Svelvik – Svelvik, which might be our next destination!
From up here we have an astounding view of the ‘Drammensfjord’
Ta dette bildet opp i ‘full screen’. Ser dere at farvannet er grunt? Og Drammen er Norges største importhavn for biler! Gjennom dette sundet passerer faktisk bilskip på rundt 20 000 dwt!
Click this picture to ‘full screen’! Can you see the narrow inlet in the far end? Through this inlet there are som reasonable big ships passing as Drammen, which lies in the bottom of the fjord, is the main import harbour for cars to Norway.
A bit closer to ‘Rødtangen’ les the Quality SPA & Resort beautifully located by the beach:
Here you may really come into close contact with the elements.
Før vi helt forlot Holmsbu stoppet vi for et lite måltid og en forfriskning her på ‘Privaten Cafe’ –
Before leaving Holmsbu all together, we stopped for a small meal and some refreshments here at ‘Privaten Cafe’