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 ...
Took a day trip to a town called Seljord, not really knowing what to expect. And I cannot explain how pleasantly surprised we were! Just a short 30 minute drive, and we find ourselves in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of beautiful places! The sun was shining, the water was still, the reflection of the mountains on the lake was ...
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 ...