The west coast of Norway is used to winds, rain, snow, and all combinations of bad weather, and everyday life has to continue – but it’s really been slammed lately!
During my short walk yesterday, the wind was blowing so hard that I had trouble walking – my crutch actually “wiggled” in the wind – I turned around, and even my labrador was happy to head back home.
Parts of Bergen were flooded yesterday; watching the news and seeing areas that I’ve walked through covered with white caps and angry waves was disconcerting! This is the Bergens Tidende’s coverage of the rescue of a woman trapped in the kitchen of the hall where she was preparing for a party. Unbelievable!
(I have a friend who lives on a boat here in Bergen – I think it’s probably been an exciting time?!)
We lost power last night for six hours. I’ve been in Norway for almost seven years, and only experienced that once before – when we lived in a fairly remote area.
As I’m typing this, there are reports of buses being blown off the narrow roads, including the local school bus. This is just down the street from us.
As daylight tried to fight its way through the clouds, we noticed our bird friends pecking hopefully around the bird feeder. So my husband gallantly put on his shoes, coat, and hat, and headed out the sliding front doors into the brunt of the wind to help them with their expected bird seeds. MacKenzie joined him eagerly – but then disappeared from the camera’s view. She’d run around to the back door, somewhat out of the wind’s fury, to try and come back in! Smart dog.
If I make it out for a walk, I’ll have to see how the construction workers are doing!