Never met a beach I didn’t like

Last weekend, we went surfing. Now, surfing and Norway are not two words I associate with each other. The word surfing makes me think of tropical, luke warm waters, bikinis, abundant amounts of sunshine, warm temperatures, you get the picture. Our experience last weekend was quite the opposite.

Nevertheless, we suited up and hit the waves. It was raining, windy, the water temperature was slightly (read: extremely) lower than I would have liked, but here in Norway, rain or shine, you surf.

Which way to the beach?

Rain, rain, and more rain. It’s May people, and instead of heading outside to soak up the sun, I’m being forced into reclusion. Well, not exactly, but the rain certainly puts a damper on the feeling of Spring. Here in Norway the average summer temperature in the South is around 16°C. Doesn’t exactly make for tanning weather.

I’ve been to some pretty beautiful beaches over the last few years. Some with fine, fine white sand, and others a bit on the rocky side. Either way, a beach is a beach.

Right now, I’m dreaming of sun, sand and a cold cerveza – here’s a few of my fave photos.

South of Mallorca, muy bueno!

South of Mallorca, muy bueno!

After a lengthy bike trip, we came across this stunner of a beach in Valencia.

After a lengthy bike trip, we came across this stunner of a beach in Valencia.

A beach in Bol on the island of Brac, Croatia.

A beach in Bol on the island of Brac, Croatia.

Picturesque Brac.

Picturesque Brac.

Corfu, Greece.

Corfu, Greece.

Spain, near Roses.

Spain, near Roses.

Just outside Stavanger, Norway. Hard to believe, but Norway does have beaches...

Just outside Stavanger, Norway. Hard to believe, but Norway does have beaches.