I ran to Stokkavannet Lake on Tuesday. It's about 5 miles around the lake and 2 miles from our hotel in the center of Stavanger. I found the lake at mapmyrun.com and had no idea that it would be so beautiful.
I memorized the first part of the very long Norwegian street names before I left for the run and was almost surprised to really find the lake. I took all of today's pictures at the lake except for the last one.
Ice in the lake! But not enough ice for walking on it.
I ran over the small bridge that crossed this creek.
A magical place... Moss on the rocks!
There's Stavanger across the lake with the mountains in the background.
This part of the path ran along a golf course. The sun peeked out from the clouds.
I saw four runners, four deer and three swans along the path. The run took me 2 1/2 hours because I stopped to walk through a Norwegian grocery store on the way back (lots of fresh bread and fish) and to take about 100 pictures.
My husband and I went for a walk when he finished up at work (the reason we're here). Look at my Adidas running gloves - nice and bright! We ate at Egon restaurant where I had Norwegian apple cake topped with caramel syrup - so good!