Quality Hotel & Resort Straand
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- 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 ...
... It is easy to walk around and it wasn't long before the clouds floated away and the blue sky emerged along with the sunshine.
Flam in the winter is so quiet and peaceful, the scenery so beautiful and the fact that we had blue skies, was a bonus, you could actually stand out on deck without a coat on, but you did need it when walking ashore as there was a chill in the air from the fjord.
Across the little bridge to the waters edge we wandered ...
... are now feeling settled and cozy, and it's feeling more like "home". Surprisingly, orchids do really well in Norway! Therefore we have three of them, and hope they continue to bloom like this FOREVER! It will really feel like home when we fill the space with visits and memories...an open invitation of course! There is an extra bedroom here, just not pictured as it needs to be filled; with furniture, and familiar faces ...
... with a view of the lake in the background. Think Ouray, only with a massive lake in the valley! Gorgeous. Seljord is in Telemark county, as is Bo, where we live. Telemark is known for camping in the summer, and there are many places to choose from! We're so happy that we brought our tent and camping gear...can't wait for summer camping in Norway! Someone pinch ...
... to see that we are surrounded by beautiful mountains...we had heard, but hadn't seen them with all of the clouds; turns out Bo is really gorgeous...who knew?! The weather's been really nice for the last couple of weeks, and we're starting to feel the first signs of spring. Can't wait for the leaves to bloom and all of the snow to melt, it will be ...