Travel Blogs from Sandnes
... Mandal . Sadly, we couldn’t overnight by the lovely beach there but found a spot by the harbour. First thing in the morning we went to the beach and Nigel caught a fish! It was only a very small salmon which he had to throw back, but hopefully it’s the first of many.
Next stop was Spangereid to look at the church which has a legend attached to it.
Back in the 1100’s a builder was making ...
... When a lift arrives at a deck, there is a distinct ‘bing-bong’ before the doors open. Well one of the lifts only goes ‘bing’!! Maybe it was designed that way as it goes all the way down to Crooner’s bar on deck 7!!!
Once ashore a team of tour guides handed out town maps. Usually, Roisin or I do our research before arriving in port so we know exactly where we want to go. We have been surprised at the lack of ...
... br> We rode the bus and arrived about 30-minutes later. A
beautiful and scenic drive.
At the monastery, we toured around (had an excellent guide)
- - and enjoyed an organ concert. We also had waffles and strawberry jam~!!
Waffles seem to be the THEME of the day~!!
Also here, I nearly got into a fight with a very rude
Norwegian (!!!) because he wanted to go inside the church to listen to OUR
private organ concert - - ...
... in the distance. If you do the walk later in the day this is a nice place to stop and watch the sunset, on the way down.
The next section takes you across Krogebekkmyra - a flat wet boggy area that has been MUCH easier to cross since the raised wooden walkway was put in about 10 years ago.
This is followed by another climb, up a boulder field through birch woodland. ...
... distributed it as little drinks - very nice cold mountain run-off. After returning to dock, we had lunch on the ship and then ventured out. We passed a gaggle of Norge teens all prepping to depart on a windjammer type ship - some type of working summer camp, maybe. At the very point of the bay is a neat building that looks like it might be an Info Center. Nope - it was a fish market, with all sorts of fresh fish available. We ...