Out for a walk beside the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada!
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Heading to Nova Scotia around August 1st.

Monday, July 4, 2022

We might have rain, but at least we don't have bugs

Because the location of Norway is close to that of northern Canada, and they have similar climates, we assumed there must be the same type of black fly and mosquito problem that Canada has. 

How happy we are that this is not the case! In fact, we haven't had a single issue with bugs of any kind. Even since we left Turkiye. No bugs at all!

We have read that there are mosquitoes here, but they are mostly in the flatlands closer to Oslo. But when we spoke to that local lady the other day in Geiranger, she said they do not have any mosquitoes in this area, and that they are mostly in the north. Whatever, at least they aren't in the same area we are in!

But, we do have rain. And the forecast for the next week or so isn't great. Highs of around 15C (60F) and lows not much different. And rain... fairly steady for the next week.

The pretty little church in Nordfjordeid.

Yesterday we did the short drive to the town of Nordfjordeid.

Most of the drive followed the shoreline of Hornindalsvatnet.

Scenery along the way.

We found a decent spot for Max, with a view out over the water and another free municipal Wi-Fi connection. We got out the umbrellas and went for a walk around town.

They have a nice little community beach here.
I wonder if it ever warms up enough to use it??

The Nordfjord sign.

This fjord goes right out to sea.
In fact, we are now only about 40 kms (25 miles) away from the sea.

They must have had a sale on white paint!

Today, we head for the little beach town of Selje. To go to the beach? Well yes, we will see the beach. But we are actually going there to do laundry!

Frontline Plus Flea and Tick Medication for dogs and cats. On sale, and there is a 40% off coupon if you check out using Subscribe & Save (then cancel at any time). Fantastic deal!

And in Canada...


  1. There may be a few people who swim all year as they do in Finland. During winter they cut a hole in the ice so they can still dip in. I'm told in Finland there are many bities in summer in the Arctic zone, and you cant walk there without a fly net around your hat.

    1. Well they can have it but you wouldn't catch us in the water. I know in Canada there are people that will do the polar bear swim on New Year's Day, same thing , they cut a whole in the ice.

      We are so happy that we haven't had any issues with mosquitoes or any other biting bugs. Finland sounds more like what the bugs are like in Canada, especially northern Canada.


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