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Cruise Along the Lysefijord

In Uncategorized on October 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm

This post is a teeny bit delayed because I’ve been trying really hard to keep up with the UK isles stuff, and I somehow missed getting this one in! Norway is utterly sublime, and while we were in Stavanger we had the chance to go on a cruise down the lysefijord. We boarded our lovely boat and off we went. The fijords are amazing. It actually reminds me a bit of BC, it made me homesick! We went to an amazing waterfall right next to Pulpit Rock, and drank the waterfall water! They took us all around the fijords and then up to a little campsite/restaurant type place where they served freshly made waffles and homemade strawberry jam. Of course I couldn’t eat the waffles but I drank coffee and watched everyone else enjoy their waffles, all the while marveling at the beauty of the fijord and the mountain ranges surrounding it. As we passed Pulpit Rock we could see people up on the top of it, and later some guests even showed me some pictures they had taken from way up there. The next time I return to Norway I will most certainly be headed up to that brilliant vista.

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How Alesund Says Goodbye

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 at 11:39 am

Well Norway is brilliant! I can’t get enough!! I will do a photo post soon with photos from Alesund, as I have so many to share, but this one just has to be shared right now! I have learned over the last few weeks that it is crucial to just always have a camera on hand because amazing things are everywhere all the time and I am often sent scurrying into my safe to get my camera to capture a magical moment of some kind. Particularly now as many of the ports we are visiting in the few weeks to come we will not come back to, nor has Carnival As we set sail out of Alseund yesterday, this darling boat appeared out of nowhere with streaming jets of water coming out of it and world flags decorating it’s sides to say goodbye to us!! I managed to snap a few quick pictures out of the office window. I love a good old fashioned water show send off!

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Snapshot from Alesund

In Uncategorized on September 3, 2013 at 7:50 am

I’m on a hop on hop off bus at this very moment in Alesund, Norway!! Alesund is absolutely spectacular. I can’t get enough. I’m told that its possible to start hiking from the tip of Norway all the way to the bottom, stopping to stay in mountain hotels/hostels all the way along. This is something I MUST do!! Put it on the to do list!!

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