Back to the Roots

4 Jul

The main reason we took this trip to Scandinavia was that my Dad’s side of the family is from Norway. After doing the main travel destinations in Norway it was time to make the long trek to Odda where it all began. We got up at 5 in the morning and piled into the rent a car, it was pouring rain as we made the 4 hour drive to Odda. When we got there we only had time for a quick walk around of the town. My great grandpa grew up there before being swindled to Northern Manitoba and then eventually Powell River. Odda was a little town at the end of a Fjord and I could imagine how isolated it was back in those times. It was a stunning backdrop with tall mountains on both sides coming down to the water, I could not imagine moving from here to brown Northern Manitoba. The day ended with another 3 hour drive to Bergen where we caught a flight out to Stockholm. Very few people get to travel to the place it all began and this was definitely something checked off the bucket list of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Back to the Roots”

  1. iamspawn July 9, 2011 at 4:02 AM #

    So cool you got to visit your motherland! I could picture you swinging an axe around, throwing back a chalice of mead and sporting a wicked ZZ Top beard…

    • FoggyTravels July 12, 2011 at 7:48 AM #

      That video wasn’t supposed to be released..

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