Sunday, 18 November 2012

High Tide00:51 (2.70m)
Low Tide07:13 (0.50m)
High Tide13:36 (2.50m)
Low Tide19:23 (0.90m)
Sea temperature: 8.9
Sea conditions: perfect, lake-like.
Weather: sun, no wind, warmth in the air.

Joined by: Sara and The Poet
Topics of conversation:
Not The Killing - DK had watched both episodes and was banned from speaking about it. The format of the day was not our normal one so nor is the blog as we met for a late swim at 8.30 and then all piled back here for a sauna and brunch, where we were joined by the non swimming members of The Swimmers' families. The conversation went on for as long as we were all sauna-ing and feasting together, till around 1pm so instead of topics here's the brunch menu. It's in English, although Legs gave us the list in Norwegian as well as a 'how to eat pølse with lompe' (and all the trimmings) demonstration. DK also did a fine impression of her Norwegian cousins and had us all learning the correct way to say 'Ja' whilst breathing inward, which isn't a great thing to so with a mouth full of pickles, I discovered. 
Smoked salmon, gravadlax and scrambled egg with dill
Cheeses - Havarti, Jarlesberg, Brunost and Gouda
Giant pretzels (for DK)
4 different kinds of Herring (NOT for DK)
Prawns and quail eggs and lumpfish roe
Kaviar and mayonaise on rye bread
Various pølse - Swedish, smoked, veggie, with lompe, fried crispy onion, mustard, and celeriac (which I couldn't find in the fridge till later so just had to have more pølse, you can't have too much of a good thing)
A kind of iced, custardy briochy type cake/pastry
Dark chocolate gingerbread
Legs' famous waffles - with lots of toppings including cream lingon jam, apricot conserve and Brunost.
Buckets of coffee, jugs of juice, pots of tea a bottle of Champagne and a sneaky Akavit here and there.

Legs' famous waffles in the foreground

Eeuuw... was that herring?!

Love, and what appears to be Leg's naked bottom in the background...

Sara Lund helping herself to cheese

Floor cleaner busy at work afterwards

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