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Travel Blogs from Hammerfest
Temp. 1°C (doesn't get as cold on the coast as inland, but still cold wind chill factor on deck)
Started the morning well with my customary bowl of porridge. It really makes my tummy a happy camper. I understand now why the three bears got so grumpy with Goldilocks. I'm really surprised how well I'm coping with travelling on a ship. I imagined I'd be popping pills the whole time, but no need.
Today's main stop is Hammerfest which has the title ...
... br> My breakfast today:
- one scrambled egg
- one soft-boiled egg
- one egg with bacon
- three slices of bread
- butter + jam
- smoked salmon
- a large bowl of cerials with yoghurt
- a mandarine and a few slices of a watermelon
- some vegetables
- two cups of coffee
- three glases of orange juice
- one strawberry smoothie
Six hours later I was sitting in a ...
... except the wife..) Thanks guys and Tolle the shortbread will be in the post when I get back and Johann, Mongolia in a couple of years???
On the road back it felt a bit strange riding on my own but I soon had company.. as I came out of one of the tunnel's the Police were there, pulling everyone over for a breath test...whew 0.0 reading came back and I was back on my own again.
I was now heading for Alta on the western coast ...
... in Norway.
We set out at 845pm for our drive, stopping at a souvenir tent run by the traditional Sami people, picking up handicrafts and taking pictures of them in their traditional outfits outside the traditional huts with the reindeers. The reindeer we saw? Turns out he's been showing up for 14 years - that's pretty darn old for a reindeer! A shopping spree perhaps unheard of thus far in my trip ensues (or at least as far as I can remember) and now I hope I can ...
... almost two hours, so time to walk around....there is a midnight concert at the cathedral, but it is a long walk.
I took some nice pictures from the deck this morning at about 9am....and managed to catch our much much smaller sister ship sailing Northwards past us. Vids and pics updated for you.
We stopped very shortly at a town called ...