|High Tide||00:51 (2.70m)|
|Low Tide||07:13 (0.50m)|
|High Tide||13:36 (2.50m)|
|Low Tide||19:23 (0.90m)|
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|