Hemsedal – Lykkja

Vi har vært i Hemsedal flere ganger tidligere, men denne gang skal vi ikke lengre enn til Ulsåk før vi tar av inn i fjellet mot eventyrlige ‘Lykkja’.

We’ve taken you into the valley of Hemsedal several times on earlier occasions, but today we’re only going as far as ‘Ulsaak’ before turning into the mountains and adventurous area named ‘Lykkja’.
Det første stedet vi stopper er ved sjøen som heter ‘Vannin’ og som er mye større enn hva man får inntrykk av fra veien.

The first stop on our journey is a beautiful lake called ‘Vannin’ and which is quite a bit larger than it looks from the road.
Og just som vi haler frem kameraet, så ser det faktisk ut som solen har bestemt seg for å spille på lag?

And just when we’re packing out our camera, it’s really looking likem the sun has decided to play along?
Ikke helt, men det kan se lovende ut?

Not quite, but looking bright . . .
Men mens solen bestemmer seg, så kan jo vi nyte naturen?

But whilst the sun makes up its mind, we may enjoy the nature ?
  Og her er mye å ta av. Særlig på de neste kilometerne . . .
And here is plenty to shoot. Especially form ther next couple of miles . . .
Her har vi kommet frem til ‘Helgetjenne’ som forøvrig sies å være et godt fiskevann?
Here we have reached ‘Lake Helgetjenne’ which supposedly is a good spot for fishing?
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Helsingevannet er et betydelig større vann, men har men litt merkelig form. Også her går det an å få tak i en velsmakende middag.

Lake Helsingevatneet’ is a very much larger lake, but due to a somewhat peculiar shape, it looks much smaller than it is. Also here it is rather good chances for securing a tasty dinner!
Norsk natur på sitt beste, men hver landsdel har sin spesielle charm!
Norwegian nature at its best, but, every part of the country has its own special charm.

La du merke til ørreten der ute . . .? (Det var en sværing!)
Did you notice that trout . . .?  (It was hughe!)
I bakgrunnen ser vi den velkjente toppen som heter ‘Skogshorn’ og rager 1728 meter over havet.  Her blir det et møte med fortiden for meg. Dette var den første fjelltopp jeg besteg i Norge. Året var 1941 og jeg var usselige 4 år! Nå kan 1728 meter høres brutalt for en 4-åring, men dca er det verfdt å huske på at vi i øyeblikket befinner oss i ca 900 meters høyde og at høydeforskjellen til toppen kun er ca 800 meter.

In the back we may see the renowned peak named ‘Skogshorn’ rising 5700 feet above sea level. This also where I personally meet myself way back in time! This was my first peak to climb, and here I was standing on the top one summer afternoon in 1941 only 4 years old!
You’d probably think that 5700 feet would be a brutal experience to a 4 year old, but those 5700 feet are ‘above sea level’, thus the difference in height from where we stand would be only 3000 feet. Still a bit tough, but doable! 🙂
Et blikk over de lange myrene under Skogshorn –
A glance across the far stretching moors underneath Mt. Skogshorn –

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Her samles vannet fra myrene på andre siden av veien og renner ned i ‘Myretjenne’.
Here is the water from the moors across the road collected in a small dam before channeling into the ‘Lake Myretjenne’
Dette bilder er ikke så ulikt det forrige, men solen kom plutselig frem og dermed ble det litt mere farger i bildet.

This picture isn’t too unlike the previous onee, but suddenly the sun came back and gave more colors to the picture.
Der nede ligger det lille idylliske Myretjenne.
Down there lies the idyllic small ‘Lake Myretjenne’.
Og på den andre siden av veien ligger ‘Attjern omkranset av 3-4 ferieboliger.
And on the other side of the road lies ‘Lake Attjern’ surrounded by 3-4  holiday cabins.
Her ser vi godt ‘hammeren’ på Skogshorn!  Et par rommelige postbokser i veikanten viser at det ikke er helt avfolket her ute.

From here we may easily see ‘the hammer’ on the top of Mt. Skogshorn. A few mail boxes along the roadside let us know that some people are still living in these parts.
Dette er et panoramabilde i retning av Storsjøen, men avstanden er stor og løvverket tett.
Men det er ikke så mange år siden at utsikten var helt annerledes.
Det var dessverre ingen tid til å begi seg mot toppen!

This is a panorama shot in the direction of Lake Storsjoen, but – the distance is great aand the foilage stands thick. Not too many years ago the view was quite different.
Unfortunately there was no time for climbing!
Jeg synes dette bildet kan være en passende avslutning på turen og et farvel til Skogshorn?  Titter man litt på skyggene der oppe så kan man med litt god vilje si at dette kan se ut som en norsk versjon av Buddha? 🙂

I think this picture is well suited as a farewell picture both to the participants on this little tour of the mountains as well as to Mt. Skogshorn? And if you look closely at the shadows up there with a little piece of good will, you could be seeing the Norwegian version of Buddha? 🙂

(Compliments of SRB )
Please return me to INDEX for a new destination.

 

 

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63 Responses to Hemsedal – Lykkja

  1. K E Garland says:

    These pictures are stunning, especially the ones on the lake!

  2. These are truly beautiful photographs.

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you so munch! They’re ment to be, but I was in luck with the weather as a whole.
      That’s when the pictures turn out like these!

      • You have a gift for seeing the images and capturing them. Its amazing how the weather can change the whole look of a scene isn’t it.

        • Seenorway says:

          Thank you! Yes weather is everything regarding how a picture will stand out, however it’s also kind of a lottery after having travelled far and wide – if it isn’t quite what you expected or wished for, it’s nothing much you can do about it. Just shut up and wait or turn around and go home! 🙂
          Please try my front page and insert ‘sunset’ in that little search window. Then hit the ‘
          ‘Enter’ button! Please enjoy! (NB! Everything is ‘full screen’)

          • Awesome thanks for the direction to find more shots.

            • Seenorway says:

              You’re welcome!
              May I ask where in the US you are located?

            • We are in Rochester, New York. Are you familiar with the states?

            • Seenorway says:

              Thank you! Well, not any more, I guess, but I used to visit the US on a regular basis from 1957 and up to 1992 when I visited
              Atlanta, Ga. for the last time, but – I don’t think the US is the same now as when I travelled around. (That would be strange! 🙂 )
              But I still remember a fantastic trip from San Diego via L.A. by El Camino Highway up to SF. Some trip, indeed!
              I wwood have liked to inspect the new Zoo outside of S.F., but I’m getting too old for long journeys!

            • This is so nice that you were able to explore the US for those years from the west coast to the east coast. You would probably see and feel the changes. We know we see and feel many changes from then till now and not all of them are good ones. Oh how we remember the El Camino… always wanted one part car, part pick-up. SF zoo is still one of our dreams. Age comes quick doesn’t it.

            • Seenorway says:

              Having reached 80 with my health more or less intact, I shouldn’t complain, and to quite honest: Even if I could visit some places, I just wouldn’t the way our world has turned out over the last 25 years. Of course, it would be interesting to re-visit thje plains of Kenya and Tazania with my camera equipment of today, but – even if animal life would be very much the same – Kenya isn’t! Africa isn’t! So – no thanks!
              After all I’ve had the opportunity – and the pleasure – of visiting 73 different countries throughout the world. That will have to last me to the end! 🙂

            • As we read your comment we are in awe at your story. What a blessing to be at 80 and to have seen so many wonderful places as you have. We know what you mean about the changes in our world especially when compared to 25 years ago.! We can only imagine the stories you have and yes cameral equipment of 25 years ago and today are a whole new world. The old days of the Nikon FE2 and switching rolls of films to best capture the scene has been changed by the digital world. We like your thoughts of having all these memories to carry you. We are doing the same. Want them when we’re sitting in our rocking chair in later years and reflect back.

  3. vestlending says:

    Har fulgt mred nå en stund og det ser ikke ut som det kommer flere likes etter jeg har gitt fra meg mitt? Er det jeg som er den berømte korken?

    • Seenorway says:

      Neida, men en stor del av bloggerne leser via en ‘nettleser’ fra telefon eller nettbrett. Der kommer alt kronologisk etter hvert som jeg publiserer.
      Det blir et regnestykke: Har jeg 20 aktive følgere så kan jeg altså få 3×20 likes pluss det som måtte komme utenom, men samtidig presser jeg det opprinnelige hovedinnlegget nedover i registeret og reduserer derved sjansen for at flere ser det!

  4. C.E.Robinson says:

    Svein, I looked hard and saw the trout’s wake through the reeds. Beautiful photos. Reminds me of my favorite Kezar Lake in Maine when I was a child. My grandmother had a beachfront resort on the lake. Yep, recognized Buddha’s face at the mountain side! Happy Monday! 🎼 Christine

    • Seenorway says:

      And as I was forming a happy answer to your letter, you were swoning over Norwegian nature and dreaming about a trout dinner?! But I’m pretty sure you cherished these
      pictures?

  5. vestlending says:

    Ja her var det mange fantastiske bilder! Og så stille det var på fjellet når du tok dem? Utrolig så høyt oppe i fjellet?

  6. -Eugenia says:

    I am amazed at how clear the reflections of the clouds and trees in the water are! So you climbed a peak at only 4 years old. That is some fete.

    So many beautiful and scenic lakes. It must be divine to have a cabin there.

  7. cichosza says:

    świetne fotografie

  8. I honestly am shocked that I can not pick out a favorite this time!! I really enjoyed tremendously seeing all these amazing shots but gosh, I would LOVE to see them in person!! All of the lakes are so beautiful and I LOVED the sky reflections so much!!!

    • Seenorway says:

      Thank you, Elizabeth! I’m kind of shocked too! The reason explained behind my last entry. Is it possibly because the caption only relate to a Norwegian geographical definition which are not understood outside our country? People ought to be used to those by now? (It’s not the first time!)

  9. Du er veldig bra med engelsk!!

    • Seenorway says:

      Tusen takk, Amanda, og jeg trenger denne bloggen (og dialogen) for å holde min engelsk ved like! Det er nå over 20 år siden jeg reiste utenlands!

      • Well done with using an unfamiliar language. Blogging is a great way to practice!

        • Seenorway says:

          Well,- ‘unfamiliar’? Not really! I have been using the English language through my active years as a ‘no 2 language’ and I havfe been living in W. Australia for a full year, but – that’s starting to be a rather long time ago (1958) 🙂 but I’m hanging in there . . .

          • Western Australia? Working in the mines? This is why your English is perfect!

            • Seenorway says:

              Far from perfect, I’m afraid, but I remember returning home from W.A. when I spoke better English than Norwegian! That, however, didn’t last very long ’cause at home there was no way I could practice on a daily basis. And I wasn’t working the mines in Kalgoorlie, nor did I dig for opals 🙂 Actually I signed off a ship believing I could use my international Radio Certificate in Australia, but no! British certificates only! So I ended up driving cabs in Freemantle/Perth-area for a year.

            • That is a shame the qualification wasn’t recognised. They are many highly qualified refugees driving taxis in Australia. Sad not to use your skills. But your language skills would have got a work out!

            • Seenorway says:

              In those days Australia welcomed immigrants, and I remember that especially Italiens poored into the country. They were much needed labour within fishing and agriculture. In my opinion they were also in dire need of an adept radio officer at Geraldton Coastal Radio, but as it turned out it didn’t become my job! 🙂 A bit strange to think back today. There and then I could have become an ‘Aussie’ of today! 🙂
              Only yesterday I heard an English speaking person in a TV documentary and – his language seemed like ‘home’ to me. He was evidently a pure Aussie! I felt right at home in my own livingroom! 🙂

            • Oh it is so nice to hear you liked my country and felt at home here but I’m sad to say it’s not the story of all immigrants but I am really happy that you did feel comfortable. In recent years there has been it upswell of anti foreign feeling in some sectors of Australia. But we are generally n open friendly people and very accepting of anyone. It is only a small minority that dislikes anything different and wants Australia to be the same as it always has been. A funny thing is that when I go to Denmark I feel like I am returning home yet I am only a quarter Danish!! Home can mean many things I think

            • Seenorway says:

              We have a TV documentary in Norway showin scenes from Custom Services at an Australian airport:
              It’s interesting to see/hear all the ingenious excuses presented by travellers to explaian their different luggage and import problems 🙂 but I’m constantly reminded of my Australian past! 🙂

            • Oh yes, Border force or Border Security. It was the top rated show here for many years so they just kept repeating re-runs on the television. It is a good window into what the immigration services have to deal with. The amount of people smuggling food in, is incredible. Or else they think that food is not food and don’t declare it! There are now announcements on the incoming planes warning passengers that they must treat the form with care and truth!!

            • Seenorway says:

              But by then they will already be in the air and the luggage in the hold of the aircraft?!

            • Exactly, but the problem arises when they think no one will notice the food and they don’t declare it. It is always ok if you declare it, but again, also always a problem if you don’t declare, and get caught!!

            • Seenorway says:

              Thats not special for Australia, but all over the world!

            • Now there are securityut issues everywhere you go! But Australia is particularly strict with food I think.

            • Seenorway says:

              Perhaps they have learned their lesson at last?
              They have tried imorting animals tro fight aanimals from time to time, but it has always exploded in their faces. Plants and/or insects will probably have a similar effect, so now they are watching it very closely! Wise move!

            • Every now and again something is snuck in! We have fire ants here now, from America…. I think they arrived via ship!!

            • Seenorway says:

              That sounds very nice, Amanda. Be good to animals, but realy (!) you don’t need fire ants! No way!

            • They are a curse!! And try as they might, we can’t completely be rid of them.

  10. vestlending says:

    Kjempeflotte bilder Svein!

  11. Tusen takk for turen av Hemsedal om Skogshorn. Jeg liker bilderne veldig mye. Jeg også liker din blog som det hjælper meg å lære Norsk.

    • Seenorway says:

      Heisann! Så bra! (Takk!) Og så håper jeg du er klar over at jeg ikke oversetter ‘ordrett’, men oversetter ‘innholdet’ av hva jeg skriver. Mest praktisk for meg siden engelsk ikke er mitt morsmål. Hyggelig med en kommentar! 🙂

  12. Well, I did know from stories from my fellow country men who visited Norway, it is a beautiful country. And these pictures prove it! You caught the clouds in the water wonderfully. I am afraid though, I blinked my eye and failed to see the trout 🙂

    • Seenorway says:

      To be honest, Peter, so did I, but I caught the wake it left behind and I heard the splash, which was what alerted me to shoot in that particular direction! But one can’t win them all! But the weather was on my side this time! (Nearly all the time)

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