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Travel Blogs from Sandnes
... we set off again on the ‘Viking Path’ a designated route from Kristiansand to Stavanger.
This coastal route began on narrow roads that twisted between hill and sea, with housing plots hewn out of the rock wherever there was a bit of space - all with fabulous, probably ’million dollar’ dollar, views. Nowherealong here even to stop for a cup of tea, let alone the night until ...
... br> Next the toilet refused to flush. Not to panic. No real danger done yet (if you get my drift!!). We left a note for Antonio, the cabin steward to sort it.
We have been docked in Stavanger since 7am but as we were not due to leave until 4pm, we had plenty of time to grab some breakfast before going ashore to explore the delights of our first port of call.
The next ‘snagging’ was that one of the lifts had lost its ...
... about 30minutes to see the typical
alley street and crooked walking paths here; just as quaint and cozy as ever~!
It kept sprinkling so we had to keep moving.
Inside the cathedral was really neat; the pulpit carved
entirely of wood; really gorgeous.
After the cathedral we headed back to the ship so we could
join our tour to the Utstein Monastery (mom’s happy for that~!!)
TOUR TO THE UTSTEIN ...
... on the lake Refsvatnet. Many sections of the path have been "paved" with natural local stone, to reduce erosion and make the walking easier.
This gives way to another climb up a wooded hillside. Many of the more difficult steps up have been made easier with extra natural stone steps along the way. From the top of this section you get lovely views over the Ryfylke, and can ...
... it is impossible to get the scale of these things. Pulpit Rock is a popular hiking destination - maybe on our next time to Stavanger. Further up the fjord we came to a water fall. The captain maneuvered the boat so that the nose went practically under the water fall. Yes, those of us on the front got a little wet - I took pics and then shoved the camera in my coat. One of the ship's crew collected some of the water from the ...