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November means waiting - and haste

Last letter: October 2006 - Next letter: December 2006

Photos: Arild Burud, (you may use the picture if identified).

I spend most of November somewhere else than in Akkarvik. Lots of phonecalls kept me updated at any time. Arild spend a lot of time in the car: Ingrid to training in Skjervøy (90 km there and back), picking up children at school every Tuesday and half-way (Langfjord) every Friday. He took some pictures, put together as a panorama of the Akkarvik valley:

Panorama composed of several pictures

The colours could have been better, but you get an idea of the size. The valley covers 6 km from north to south and 4 km from east to west. That's more than half the size of municipal Oppegård (25 000 inhabitants). Akkarvik has only 21 inhabitants, including the five of us.

Being away, I enjoyed broadband connection to Internet and more than one TV-channel. Here we have only Norwegian broadcasting #1, badly received through antenna.

The winter was still white and lovely when I came back, but the last day of sun had passed by. Next possible sunny day will be in the end of January. The daytime is a bit like twilight, but will not become black as night. Arild is still hunting, but mostly with the camera:

Grouse sitting still

Lots of courses and other comissions gave me to little time to enjoy life with my family. Maybe december will be better?

Greetings from Siw

Last letter: October 2006 - Next letter: December 2006

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