Saturday, 20 November 2010
I spend 4 weeks in Bergen in October/November, using the laboratory facilities at the University of Bergen to prepare my samples for fission track dating. First crushing the rock samples, then mineral separation, followed by embedding the separated apatite in epoxy, and finally polishing, cutting and etching the mounts. Four weeks with long days in the lab. But, halfway, I had a half day off and went for a beautiful hike up Fløyen and Blåmanen, one of the mountains overlooking Bergen. Sunshine, fresh snow, this was Bergen at its best.