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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 ...
... and operate daily between the very north of Norway to Bergen. They do many stops en route so should be quite an adventure. Again being a biker in biker gear I at least have the cold weather gear to go out on deck and enjoy the scenery. Once into Bergen I plan to take the scenic roads down to the Sothern tip of Norway and board a ferry to Denmark then simply make my way back to Amsterdam. However saying that I may take a long detour through Germany but only time will tell.
... 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 ...
... was definitely worth it. I would definitely make the effort to photograph good landscape scenery like this. But sometimes it's hard to judge when the weather will be good, because as I learned from this trip, the weather can be very unpredictable.
I checked in my bag and the guy said I would have to pick it up at Bodo and check it in again there. That was fine. The flight lasted for about 20 minutes and we landed in Bodo. I had 4 hours to kill and after checking in ...
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