A cold bath in Tromsø

This article is part of the series “2020-10: New in Tromsø”.

Two days after Annika and I bathed at “our” beach Vitskärsudden in Obbola I bathed again today. Alone at the Telegrafbukta in Tromsø – more than 650 km north from home. It’s a beautiful bay hardly 500 meters from my room.

The differences:

  • While Annika joined me many times bathing at Vitskärsudden I probably have to bath alone in Tromsø
  • Home: the way is more beautiful. Tromsø: the way is shorter
  • Tromsø: the water tastes salty. The salinity is at least 10 times higher as home
  • Tromsø: there is seaweed in the water and sea urchins and probably a lot of other species starting with “sea”. I use bathing shoes
  • Home: the water level doesn’t change quite often. Tromsø: there are tides here with a tidal range of up to 3 metres.
  • Tromsø: Probably the water won’t freeze over the whole winter.

Today the water was 8.5 °C, two degrees less than the last time. My plan is to bath there the whole year round. Let’s see if I manage to do it.

4 comments to “A cold bath in Tromsø”

  1. Annika+Kramer 2020-09-30 19:08

    Ich finde ehrlich gesagt, es sieht fast so aus wie zuhause, nur mit Fototapete mit Bergen drauf.

  2. way-up-north 2020-09-30 19:14

    Ist nicht das ganze Leben eine Sammlung von Fototapeten?

  3. Margrit Schneider 2020-09-30 22:30

    Dear Olaf, take care because of freezing over ! I think of you because of the test. How long have you to wait ?
    Yours Ma

  4. way-up-north 2020-10-01 07:38

    Probably I’ll get the result today (1 October) or tomorrow.

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