Sunday, August 7, 2011

Huk Beach in Oslo

This afternoon (August 6th) at 5 pmish a friend and I went to Huk Beach at the Bygdøy peninsula.  I guess going there therefore makes us Huk'ers. :P

Apparently a part of the beach is a nudist beach, but we didn't see any nude people.  Fortunately for me.  Or unfortunate for the friend.

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It is apparently one of the best beaches in Norway.  Quite a rocky beach and not the soft sand type that I personally prefer.  But maybe if I was a sun tanning lizard, lying on rocks would make more sense.  It's hard to go back from soft sandy beaches to rock beaches.  Sort of like going from a squatting toilet to a seat toilet.  You just can't go back.  One way only.  Times like these make me appreciate the travel opportunities that I had in Thailand, Australia and even Singapore.  I suppose golden soft sand is a luxury item here.  Perhaps someone could import sand from the middle east, that could be an idea.

We didn't lie anywhere, instead we walked around.  And I took photos.

Taken at 6pm.  One of the plus points of the long european summer days.

Some folks swimming.

Good bum padding required to sit on these rocks for an extended period of time.

The best seat in the house.

The building on the left is the Hukodden Strandrestaurant AS‎ restaurant.

The word Oslo is written on the signboard.  This is taken atop a little rocky ledge.

View of the Bygdøy peninsula.

View of the Bygdøy peninsula.

Some other memorable sights that I remember

  • There was a man selling corn on the cob for 20 Norwegian Kroner (3.50 Australian dollars) each.  I didn't take up the generous offer.  I don't even know if that's legal.
  • Filipinos still stick in groups here just like in Singapore.
  • There was a pregnant woman laying on her side.  For some reason, that stuck out.
  • Portable barbeque grills.  These are ones that you can buy from a supermarket.  Norwegians love their one time portable barbeque grills.
Dinner was Burger King at Frogner.  I know, I eat so healthy here.  It's amazing I do not look like this guy yet.  Tomorrow it's food shopping in Sweden.  But now it's time for bed.

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