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Sep 9, 2019 - Norway- a beautiful surprise around every corner

“Why did you come all the way from Australia to Norway?” asks our B & B host Jans Sverre. Well we didn’t really know that Norway’s natural beauty would take our breath away, but it has. The emerald green of the fields, the contrasting white of the houses, the reflections of the fjords, tunnels which just go on and on, the engineering brilliance of the road system, the towering mountains, plunging waterfalls, clear blue skies. We’ve never seen anything to equal this. It’s not however all positive. Remember the infamous spewcat which used to...

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Discovering Denmark

Jul 1, 2018 - Stavanger

Great breakfast this morning. Made sandwiches for lunch. Bags out at 8:00 a.m. bus left at nine. Took an hour and a half to get to the ferry then boarded at noon. The ferry was huge. The ride was about 3.5 hours and we landed in Norway. We ate our sandwiches on the boat, hit the duty free shop and sat around until we landed. We all went down to the car deck, boarded the bus and drove off into Norway. We landed at Kristiansgard and headed north. Norway is gorgeous with granite hills and mountains and lots of lakes. The scenery is...

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Scandanavia

Jun 23, 2017 - There be Trolls - Stavanger

Friday 23 June – Stavanger Again, we glide into town in a shroud of mist, passing black and green landscapes into a very built up town – in Norwegian fjord standards. Wow what a town – from a small town increasing its prosperity from the herring trade; through to shipping (small timber fishing boats to steam then sail and into modern age commercial fleets), taken over during the war and losing a great number of their fleet into the North Sea, shipping immigrants to US for a better life and then came the oil. In 1969 the first oil field was...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Ready , steady , go

Here we are again , our third road trip in the US of A or the United States of America as they seem to be now. This time we fly to Atlanta Georgia pick up our rental car and head south west through Alabama , Mississippi and into Louisiana . After a few days in New Orleans we head east along the Gulf of Mexico coast back through Mississippi and into Florida before heading north east to Savannah Georgia on the Atlantic coast . From there we head back to Atlanta and our plane home after 22 days on the road . We are most looking forward to...

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Aug 22, 2016 - Lysefjord

When we opened our drapes this morning we were surprised to see that we already were in Stavanger. The ship docked so silently; if only the hotels we stayed in recently had been as quiet. We docked right down town along with two other ships. Although Stavanger is the third largest town in Norway, it is likely the ships’ passengers outnumbered the locals. We were sad to see low clouds and a soft mist. Sadly this weather continued on our planned tour of the Lysefjord. One of the major sights on the fjord is Pulpit Rock, a five hour hike from...

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Jun 2, 2016 - Arrive Stavanger

Thursday June 2 After a late breakfast we disembarked to check out the possibility of purchasing a tour with ‘Flor & Fjaere’ (a garden attraction on a nearby island) but the tour was fully booked for the day. The woman in the office was extremely nice and explained that the operation had a limited capacity, and as we turned to leave, gave us a beautiful calendar showing the garden in all its glory throughout the year – a very nice gesture. We returned to the ship to leave the calendar and then took a stroll around the nearby streets before...

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May 10, 2016 - Stavanger

Today I wanted not to drive too much so I took my bike and have a tour in Stalanger visiting the port and a famous old city. This was a good alternative to driving. I used  the ferry twice because there are so many fjords that the only way except bridge is the ferry. At the port I was able to catch a wifi connection to post yesterday update. Now I know I will have to drive back again some 150 kms before going to west coast but I will have a sleeping  break on the way because for now a driving day is no more than 300kms, first because it...

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May 9, 2016 - To Stavanger through ski stations

Today I had to return back from the valley I was pursuing. The objective is a fjord in south of Norway with 300kms trip but more than 5hours drive. So the valley where I had that night was still marvelous in the morning sun light. Then I drive through ski stations till 1000m altitude with very nice and snowfall mountains. Then I drove down in long roads within forest passing some 10 or 15 tunes ? to arrive to ferry boat that I needed to take in order to continue the road. Then I arrived in the town for visiting the fjord. I saw a huge rock...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Beautiful Norway

We have been in Norway for 5 days now and it is quite stunning. Rugged coastline dotted with sandy beaches, fjords, and waterfalls. We hiked up to pulpit rock which is one of the most famous hikes in Norway. It is only about 5 miles round trip but it goes straight up to a huge rock ledge that overlooks a fjord 2000 feet below. It is easy to ride your bicycle here with bike paths that go everywhere so we have been exploring mostly by bike. Today we happened upon a very beautiful sandy beach. The locals were sun bathing but not us. Even when...

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Jul 23, 2011 - Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger (pronounced Sta VANG er) is the fourth largest city in Norway with a population of just under 100,000. It is Norway's oil capital. But during the 17th and 18th centuries Stavanger was a commercial center where the fishing and shipping industries flourished. In the 19th century Stavanger was the sardine capital of the world. The old-world charm of Stavanger is well-preserved in its old town. First a cloudy and sometimes rainy and later sunny day. We went into Stavanger and walked around. We bought tickets for the 10:30 Lysefjord...

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Feb 6, 2010 - Stavanger..cute and small

Luckily the sun wakes up at some decent time here compared to Iceland. At about 0730, you can already see the sun starting to rise. Today's temperature was about 2 deg. The city looks totally different compared to last night. After a simple Scandinavian breakfast which had the nice sweet "Brown" cheese, it was time to explore the city. Stavanger is a compact city with a nice harbor and usually also the base to begin exploring some of the beautiful fjords in the area. One of the famous fjord is the Lysefjord. Too bad during winter, there is...

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Feb 5, 2010 - Returning to Norway

Left this evening to Stavanger via Oslo to continue my RTW ticket from Oslo back to Amsterdam on Sunday. My flight today to Oslo is with SAS leaving at 1855 as SK828. The flight left 5 mins early due to the low load and directly speeding down the runway resulting in me arriving more than 30 mins earlier in Oslo. Tried to get into the SAS lounge in the International section, but sadly it was already closed. Oslo airport is nearly a dead airport in the International section by 2100 hrs! Transferred to the Domestic terminal after going...

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