Monthly Archives: December 2011

A walk around Østensjøvannet

Thursday 29th December 2011 3 miles approx. Østensjøvannet is a lake in Oslo.  It’s a Nature Reserve with lots of birds. Wikipedia explains the name: Østensjøvannet (“Østensjø lake”) takes its name from Østensjø farm, situated on the lake’s east side. … Continue reading

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Røros, Norway

Wednesday 21st – Thursday 22nd December 2011 On Wednesday we took a train from Trondheim to Røros, which took about two and a half hours.  Røros is an ex-mining town, with many people still living in buildings that are hundreds … Continue reading

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Trondheim, Norway

Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st December 2011 We’re staying in Oslo for a couple of weeks.  On Monday afternoon we flew up to Trondheim to visit some friends.  At 63°25′ North, it was the furthest north I’d ever been.  Two … Continue reading

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Capital Ring: Hackney Wick to Beckton to Woolwich

Saturday 10th December 201110 miles approx, including station links and diversions Toilets: View Tube cafe; Beckton District Park; cafes in Woolwich. We decided to do two sections of the Capital Ring in one day: Hackney Wick to Beckton District Park, … Continue reading

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Capital Ring: Abney Park Cemetery and Stoke Newington to Hackney Wick

Sunday 4th December 2011 4 miles approx Toilets: Numerous pubs and cafes in Stoke Newington; public toilets in Springfield Park; pub on Lea Bridge Road. Last time we arrived at Stoke Newington, Abney Park Cemetery was already closed.  This time … Continue reading

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