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... the rain came down which added to the misery!!
Finally we were back en-route along a cycle path along the river, heading towards Fredrikstad. Unknowingly, we stumble upon, the famous Norwegian's Polar explorer-Roald Amundsen's home residence!! A museum next door was sadly closed!
We finally arrived in Fredrikstad by late afternoon-only to discover that Fredrikstad was hosting a part of the Tall Ships races!! An annual event held in various locations ...
... 8211; all night!
We aren’t great fans of cities at the best of times and after a disturbed night were happy to leave Oslo and head south to Sandefjord, a former ‘Whaling capital’ of Norway and home to one of only two Whaling Museums in ...
... from the dorms is a lake which we took to on Thursday and Friday. We borrowed a small boat, found some oars, and hit the lake. Being among the woods and away from traffic, the water was calm and quiet. It was nice.
On Saturday, Ashley and I finally caught (after multiple tries earlier in the semester) the tour bus that travels around the Moss area. We didn't go to all the stops (it was a hop-on, hop-off style tour), but we did get ...
... 5th. Oh how time flies! Nine weeks left!
As we press onward, I'd like to call to mind the words of Mark Twain, who said “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you
didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail
away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.
Keep your stick on the ice.
... nice to be in an English speaking country again.
Uh, yeah, that's about all I've got. Sorry about the brevity of this entry, but like I said, I don't exactly have much time to spare tonight. Got to finish up packing and get some rest. Just wanted to let you all know what was up.
Catch you all in Ireland!