My parents have a cabin way up in the north of Norway, in a beautiful bay, the sea comes right up to the edge of the garden and the view there is wonderful. They go every summer (and more). I have been there a few times, but it's difficult to make it all happen within a summer and with limited financial means. But Ronja has been there a lot, she goes every summer for a week or so, with my folks, and she loves it. It's a paradise for a child (and any human, really): nothing else but nature, nothing else to do but to be in it. She'll be out for hours, getting lost in the wonders of the shore, the pretty shells and stones, the tiny baby fish, the crabs and starfish, the tide washing in and then slowly disappearing again. I am so grateful of this place, and in my heart I promise to go there more often, and to let Falk and Freja experience the same.
In 2008, when Ronja was three and a half years old, I made this little film from up there.
by Stina Nordenstam.