Quality Hotel & Resort Straand
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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55 degrees - 5:00 am/11:01 pm
We have been cruising in the Fjords of Norway. A fjord is an inlet of water in Norwegian and a "U" shaped valley in English. They were carved by glaciers and are now filled with water. The fjord is just as deep as the mountains are high.
66 degrees - 4:01 am/11:00 pm
We arrived in Flam, a town of about 450 people which is set ...
Day 14 - Flam
Yesterday I visited the bridge and found it very interesting to hear how, despite using computers, & GPS etc it is still the eyes of the officer on watch that plays a major part of maneouvering the ship through the water.
Just a few photos also as we leave Alesund in the evening sunshine.
It was around 8am as we sailed into Flam, the clouds were hugging the mountain but the reflections on the water were just as a remembered when ...
We moved into our apartment on March 1. We came with two trailers of furniture, and were accompanied by John, Shane's uncle that took care of us in Kongsvinger, and Karianne, Shane's cousin. They pulled together some furniture for us to begin to fill our large apartment. After some pretty serious shopping at Beltima (Norways' equivalent to Walmart...I know, but it's so expensive here...) and IKEA (thank GOD for ...
... We explored a couple of roads off of the main road, and were rewarded both times! The first took us to a quiet path with a view of the lake to enjoy the entire way. The second led to a summer cabin, not in use quite yet. We trekked up the hill with Thor, our solid new Subaru Outback, and found a lovely table and bench (made of local rocks) to enjoy our lunch in ...
We had gone 20 days with about 10 minutes of sunshine. The day we arrived was sunny, it was great! People were celebrating! And then...the clouds returned. Norwegians tell us that this winter has been very strange. Clouds and lack of sun since Christmas!!! Coming from sunny Colorado, that is hard to believe, and strange to get used to. So when the ...