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ON THE TRAIL OF MY DNA: Part 1 What better place to begin then the waterscapes of Byglandsfiord and a mountain lake nearby; this is a view from whichever cabin I’m in at Neset Camping or on a drive up the mountainside. These are photos from 2016, interspersed with today’s tale. The search begins here, with me, Marjorie Neset, and with dad and mom, Svein Neset and Ovidia Mathilda Floren…and quickly moves… Read More

I’ve saved the pleasure of writing about Norwegian friends and relatives as the wrap-up posts for this summer’s journey. Greenland was life-changing and London was brilliant but Norway, well maybe I can say Norway is where my heart resides, at least the portions that don’t hang out in Minnesota or roam about to the many places I love all over the world. With each visit to Norway, I feel closer to my… Read More

Before leaving the Setesdal Valley in spirit as well as body, here is one more photo album of what must be one of the loveliest places in the world. Kristiansand lies at the southern tip of Norway which is where the Setesdal Valley begins, running north for 100+ miles with the lake named Byglandsfiord at its center. Sparsely populated, with farms and a few small towns making up the scene. Could almost be… Read More

A FEW DAYS AGO. Still at Neset Camping. Photos to follow. NOW. Stavanger, August 10. Cousin Arne’s house. This is my last family day on this trip. When I step onto the train to Oslo tomorrow morning it will be like falling from comfortable familiarity into a void of unforeseen experiences. Not quite true since Oslo and Stockholm are certainly familiar but I will leave Norwegian family and friends and be in… Read More

Have been without internet for a few days and in the midst of meeting new family members and visiting familiar places and people. Although I have started posts about much of this only one is completed so I’ll begin catching up by posting this sentimental (in a good way) paean to NESET (Now Neset Camping) in Byglandsfiord, Norway. NESET I am home. Byglandsfiord, Norway. From whence the small Neset family, Asborg and her… Read More