INDOOR BEACH SEASON IS ON

The indoor beach volley ball season is on. Yesterday I had my first practice at Abox, an indoor beach volley ball hall near Oslo. It was great fun, the group is really good. However, the sand at Abox is very different from outdoor sand, being a lot deeper. Basically you don’t jump nearly as high as you are used to, so you have to adjust your timing – which isn’t easy.




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FIRST INDOOR VOLLEY

Photo: Bruce A. Stockwell (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

By random, a friend of mine that I played indoor with in Trondheim texted me today and asked if I wanted to play with his team today. Sure, why not. So at 19:30 we met at Ekeberghallen and I played my first indoor match in over two and a half years. Great fun! And, we beat Posten in a close game, ending 16-14 in the fifth set!

36 HOLES THIS SEASON

Possibly a perfect drive. At least a spectacular view!

I’ve played 36 holes of golf this season (and it’s only the beginning of September)!

Yesterday I played 9 holes with Egil, a colleague, at Grini Golfklubb near Oslo. We played match play where the one who used the least strokes on each hole, won it.

Egil is on paper better than me, but I’ve played a couple of times this season already, which must be taken into consideration. We both played well, and personally I’m very happy with how both irons and woods worked. I had several good drives, one where I hit 230 meters uphill.

It was a fun afternoon, we headed out straight from work, and in the end the match play ended with a draw, 4-4.

CABIN WEEKEND

Blueberries near Råbjørnhytta!

After a week of feeling not so great, I woke up Saturday morning and felt alot better. That was great, because I was invited to go with Eirin, Benny and Malin on a cabin trip. We left around 12 o’clock and was at the cabin around 1 o’clock. The plan was to go for a 3 hour hike, but since Eirin, who was the trip organizer, also wasn’t 100%, we drove a lot furhter, ending up with only a 25 minute walk to the “Råbjørnhytta” cabin.

After getting there we had a small trip, finding surprisingly many blueberries, despite the late fall. We barbecued a great beef and  vegetables on the grill, had cheese with wine and biscuits. On Sunday we packed out of Råbjørnhytta and went on a round trip through Engelsdalsetra (?), where we had lunch and some more blueberries.

Now, back in Oslo, I’m looking back into one of my childhood memories, I’m watching Disney’s fantastic movie Aladdin!

TRAIL AND ERROR

This week I haven’t been feeling a 100%, so I’ve spent the evenings relaxing at home. This has given me some time to try out new WordPress themes for the blog, but I’m still looking.

There are a lot of crappy themes out there – not that I can make a better one myself though :)

 

Edit: Now I’ve returned to the Mystique theme that I used for a long time some time back.