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Pretty Lillesand – Awaiting The Summer Season

Please excuse my long absence on NHeC. I can explain. Frankly. We’ve been extremely busy lately at my workplace. Even if we get to the end of our daily task list quite early in the afternoon, spring and the fjord here in Isefjær is so invitingly balmy, that we just simply enjoy having an afternoon snack with a nice cup of coffee alfresco. Then we either go down to the beach, the young and brave ones enjoy some kayaking, canoeing and the really tough ones have a dip in the fresh fjord.

As for me, I like spending time at the beach and cycling a bit every day, if there is time for that. Otherwise we start cooking dinner and baking something, since it turned out we all have sweet teeth. So bye-bye weight loss and a sleeker summer figure … blaaah!

I’ve been planning to take you on a virtual tour of Lillesand at least two weeks ago, but somehow I didn’t get to the point of actually processing my pictures. I’ve taken so many and I had to select the best ones.

More than two weeks ago a friend had to visit his dentist there and I asked him to drop me in Lillesand and while he is “enjoying” his time at the dentist, I could take a walk in town. It was a beautiful, quite warm day, perfect for a carefree stroll in town, naturally in the company of a good coffee and a nice cinnamon roll (let’s do it the Scandi way!).

Lillesand is a pretty little place with a population of about 10,000. It lies east of Kristiansand and Isefjær fjord, but it becomes very very busy in summertime – they say its population triples in the peak season – and it is one of the most favourite spots, not being too big, yet offering enough entertainment when you’re on holiday there.

Remember the white houses of the Kvadraturen in Kristiansand? Lillesand has the same kind of pretty houses, but a more rural, pared-back environment. Let’s take the tour.

 

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