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We had booked another full day bus ride with our friends from cruise critic. On this date, we had a bus ride on the loop through the Trollsteigen, or so called "Troll Road" of Norway. There are many stories of trolls in Norway - as little children were told they would be kidnapped by these creatures that could hide as stone.
It was a long drive on what started out as a very gray day. We were worried that we wouldn't have nice views but ...
This is about Monday 29
I can see now why Roger
insisted on doing blog every night and attempting to get it
distributed. If you write it anything other than first thing the next
day and get it sent,you just lose track ofwhere you are.Which is what
I've done.Anyway its Tuesday morning and you will gather that we are
on the MS (?) Nordkapp.
So yesterday we walked
around Bergen and took in the delights of the famous world ...
... left as if ready for a dinner party.
The entrance still has the original pharmacy counters with owl carvings along the counter edge. The owl theme continued at the base of a beautiful wooden staircase, although it might not be visible on the photo. The stairs curved upwards with beautiful coloured windows as we climbed.The exhibits were exquisite, not so many, but what was there was truly of the art nouveau period.
As we left the centre ...
Following breakfast we have another tour booked today, called a "Alesund City & Surrounds" tour. We are ushered to our waiting coach at 8:30am, & the tour commences with a drive up to Mount Aksla, high above the city centre where there are splendid views over the town, & right across to the distant mountains.
Alesund is apparently now one of very few Art Nouveau towns in the world, & this was created basically ...
On our way to Alesund, and our first glimpse of Norwegian coast. Sorry photos not much cop. We are 62degrees25.17 north, furthest we have ever been northwards, just slightly above St Petersburg. It's cloudy and 5 degrees C so not particularly cold really. No damn chance of seeing Lights tonight sadly as it's raining Norwegian cats and dogs. It was brighter, with ...