This was not really a cabintrip, but a Midsummer outing with some colleagues to a cabin/house on the island of Sula. On Friday 21 June we took the express catamaran to Sula, 4 hours from Trondheim. There were 5 guys (including me) from our department and 3 divers (friends of the organiser). Sula consists of a few large connected islands (a few sq km in total) in the Norwegian Sea / Arctic Ocean, surrounded by lots of small islands. We stayed in a house of SINTEF. On Friday night we had some dinner and some drinks afterwards.
On Saturday after breakfast we (three colleagues and I) went out with a small motorboat to fish. It was the first time I was fishing in the sea, and I could use an advanced fishing rod of a colleague. Not that it helped, cause I did not catch anything the first hour, but when I cought something (I was the last one to catch something), it was the largest fish so far (about 1,5 kg). At the end we went to a shallow spot with lots of fish, everyone was catching a lot of fish. It was really fun, I would threw the bait into the water, and got it out with a fish. I think I cought 3 fish within a minute 🙂 Then we went back to the house to prepare the fish. The guys who had been diving also came back. They caught some scallops (shellfish) and crabs from the bottom of the sea. Opening the shells of the scallops was a lot of work. We cooked the crabs and one of the guys thought me how to open them and get the meat out, which is really tasty. So I did that for some time, cause they caught some 5 crabs (and crabs have 8 legs that are edible). At the end of the evening we had a great dinner of all this seafood, and some drinks afterwards.
On Sunday 23 June I climbed up to the lighthouse on the island, and walked around a bit more. Then we cleaned the house and took the express catamaran back to Trondheim. The view was really good, sunny with lots of islands the boat sailed in between.comments closed
On the morning of 8 June we left with 7 people by bike to the cabin. The weather was sunny and warm, so first we biked along the fjord before going uphill and inland. In the hills we stopped and hiked to a gorgeous waterfall, where we stayed for 1,5 hours to have lunch and relax. It was also the reason it took us 5,5 hours to get to the cabin. The cabin was on a lake and we went swimming to one of the island. The water was really great, just warm enough to swim, and really clear. Also the view was great, just hills and forest, nobody else to see. In the evening we made dinner on the campfire, with marshmellows afterwards of course. At night it was really hot and there were lots of mosquitos, so I (and everybody else) slept pretty bad.
On Sunday I went for a short wake-up swim before breakfast and we spend the rest of the day rowing, swimming and sunbathing. So I was really sunburned at the end of the day. At the end of the afternoon we biked back home, really nice, because it went along a number of lakes and mainly downhill.