The community has grown to the size of ...
The course has over 22,000 learners after two weeks! Like last week, I'm tying this number to a municipality in Norway.
Grimstad is a town and a municipality with a population of around 22,000. The town lies on the southern coastline, in the county of Aust-Agder. Its ties to the sea is certainly reflected in the coat of arms:
Grimstad's "skyline" is full of white painted wood houses and a marina full of boats of various sizes.
The town has been the home and/or summer residence of several famous writers, including Henrik Ibsen, Roald Dahl and Knut Hamsun. This is a picture of Hamsun's house until his death in 1952. Even though his literary work is still celebrated, he is a very controversial figure because of his support for Hitler throughout WWII.
It's no wonder these authors liked to spend time in Grimstad, as no other town in Norway has more sunny days each year!
Image credits: Visit Sørlandet, Svein Sundsdal, Visit Sørlandet