The windscreen wipers were going pretty full blast this morning as I was picking up dogs for my first walk.
It was no surprise as the heavy rain had been forecast since early in the week.
Now, there are two ways to approach heavy rain or severe weather. And I should add that neither is incorrect.
Option 1 is to put on all of your rain gear put your hood up and head to the thick woods which will shelter you and the dogs from the worst of it.
Option 2 is to say “to hell with it” and let’s go, get wet and have some amazing fun.
I headed high as I often do to start the walk. Pulling up at Tryvann car park I have to say there were not many other vehicles. The usual few campervans with tourists who had stayed overnight were starting to pack up and move on.
Fridays are always an opportunity to get rid of any leftover energy from the week both for dogs and walkers.
So I took off my hiking trousers and boots and swapped them out for my running shorts and trail jogging shoes. We were going to raise the tempo despite the weather.
With a few elder dogs in the walk I am very aware that I must keep the tempo and pace at a comfortable level for them but whilst giving them a much needed run out.
The rough plan was to hold a good speed with us mainly exploring downhill for a 4km run before hiking the steeper ski slopes back to the van.
It was wet and we were at times above, under and in the clouds… But most of all it was great fun.
It goes to show that sometimes the best adventures follow the illogical reasoning of removing your waterproofs in a rainstorm.
Doggies: Eddie, Billie, Deano and Vali
Doggies: Bella, Lykke, Tex, Max and Pippi
Doggies: Kimba, Lucy, Haraka and Lucy
Have a lovely weekend with your doggies and we are back again Monday morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.
Christina, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt