Travel Blogs from Stokmarknes
... stuff off in the cabin and then got myself a cup of coffee and couple of biscuits and went to the stern of the ship to sit there in peace and quiet. Was soon joined by an English couple and we had a wide-ranging conversation which included religion. It was all very interesting and friendly.
Then it was lunch time. Met up with Kaye at lunch. She hadn’t made it to the glacier, but had got up quite a lot higher and was happy with ...
... to window shopping. This is a shame because there are so many beautiful Christmas items on display now. I would love to purchase some, but it's just not possible. A soft reindeer fur would probably be at the top of my list.
The Coastal Steamer Museum told the history of these Hurtigruten Line ships which ply the fjords and water off of Norway's west coast and are a lifeline for the people living here. It is much easier to take the ...
... spectacular, the roads were good (and not too hilly), there was very little traffic, the sun was shining, the temperature was a balmy 15 degrees Celsius; life was good.
Tom's photos can be found here.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1062531503 42370953233/Norway2012?authkey=Gv1sRgCL 3u67SJmrqivwE
The weather on Sunday was not so nice, but we rode north, across two bridges, to ...
... that it might be difficult to get places without a car and it was also obvious to me that some of the tours might not be running because of the time of year. It's all part of the experience of traveling, part of the ups and the downs. I did make use of my thermal underwear though- 3 times actually. Well worth the money I invested in them. It was an enjoyable holiday. The Lofoten Islands are beautiful and the people were very friendly. So I would recommend going there.
... makes me want to improve my skills and think about investing in a good camera.
Later in the day around 2pm, I headed over to the Rica Hotel. Part of the foyer extends out onto the water. So I sat there by the window for a couple of hours reading. There was a great view of the harbour and all I could hear was the radio in the background and the sound of the ramp going down to the jetty groaning, as it rubbed against the metal of the bobbing ...
- Free parking