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... power in the 19th century, locals found themselves without work and began a mass immigration to the United States.
It is the home of the second largest land cannon ever built, by Krupp during WWII by Nazi Germany. Adolph Hitler was personally involved in the design and placement of the artillery. It was built to control wartime shipping of the archipelago and straights. The cannon was 60 feet long (20 metres) ...
... excellent) and first up-close look at Scandinavian prices (scary!).
We returned to the ship with only about 30 minutes to spare before departure. We missed our dinner seating, but had already made reservations to eat in the ship's "specialty" (read "pay") restaurant, which is called Shanghai. It was an ala carte restaurant, with dishes from China, Thailand, and Japan. We ordered several small plates and really enjoyed the meal.
... to just stay in the campground anyway! After enquiring, we found there were actually 2 campgrounds right next to each other-and it was the Hamredsanden Resort (we thought they only offered the hotel apartments on the waterfront) which had a place for tents amongst the trees right on the beach! Perfect!
Tomorrow we head on through Kristiansand, and continue on around the coast. We understand the next leg to Stavanger is the most challenging of the whole route….
... up a huge bill. The place recommended was actually a food stand with a line, we found it by accident but were already full.
We’d read in "Lonely Planet …"this is one of the most beautiful counties on earth”. We also read in another place that the coast route is “breathtakingly beautiful”. These are understatements. Photos cannot capture the wonderful sights around every corner.
We headed up highway #44 ...
... center. I really enjoyed the lovely old buildings and there were more flowers than I have ever seen on buildings and on the street. This is the most southern part of Norway and was occupied by the Nazis beginning in 1940 with the Norwegian invasion. I visited the Kristiansand Cathedral where they were having an organ concert at 11:00 AM, which I enjoyed. The town was very busy with tourists, though we were the only cruise ...