Monday, 22 April 2013


Last week I had been told that it would be good for me to eat less and move more. So, when the weather was quite nice yesterday, I decided I would finally do my walking tour of Haugesund. I had wanted to do it for ages, but had always found excuses not to do it. Yesterday I waved all excuses away and told myself quite sternly to get a grip, get my shoes and get going! And I even listened to myself!!

The first two photos are of Harald Hårfagre (Harald Fairhair). It's a statue that has recently been re-erected at the viewpoint where it stands. He was a Viking king who lived in the 9th and 10th century and strived to unite all the provinces of Norway. Which he did as far as I know. In the top photo you can see that he is holding a helmet. Contrary to popular belief, Vikings didn't have horns on their helmets! And his hair certainly looks great. 

Perhaps that's why there are so many hairdressers in Haugesund!


  1. Walking is great exercise and the fresh air is good, too:-)

  2. I love those old statues in Norway. We saw quite a few when visiting there. They really capture the atmosphere and lifestyle. What a grand head of hair he has. Hope you took lots of pictures of your little town.

  3. Talking to yourself is fine, but watch out when you start answering too much. lol


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