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  • Day38

    First full day on Nordlys

    October 6, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ -1 °C

    All tucked warmly into bed after a hot shower...We had a fabulous day. First of all, this boat trip is much more upmarket than I had imagined. It is a working ship delivering things and taking on cargo etc, but as passengers we have everything we could possibly want very comfortably. Food is delicious, and almost exclusively specialities of Norway. Just come back from a superb dinner...orderly tonight at proper times and tables, delicious fish, lamb and dessert...We all have a key card that is necessary all the time - key to cabin, used to disembark and embark, to go to meals, to buy wine or we have it round our necks tied in a shoelace (most people have it tied to them!). It all works very well.

    Today we went through the most beautiful scenery that I think I have ever seen....but I know there will be more to come. Quite early we docked at a very small town where quite a few people left the ship to go on excursions. Carole and John did and said it was wonderful - they were bussed, went on ferries and eventually ended up back at the ship where we next stopped. We didn’t do the day excursion, but had signed up for an art nouveau walk through a small town, Ålesund, which had been razed by a fire in 1904 and was rebuilt in art nouveau style. Interesting and beautiful. That was at the end of the day as the sun was setting. Photos will show how beautiful. Also the amazing picture postcard scenery of fjords and mountains. So spectacular and totally different from our also beautiful Australian countryside.

    I think we will enjoy these 12 days. Tomorrow morning we arrive at Trondheim and there are many excursions. We are going on a nature walk into the hills (mountains!) with the boat expedition guides, and C and J are going kayaking on the river through the city which looks spectacular. Sounds like a good day. We stop at Trondheim on the way back south when we will have a chance to walk through the city then. It already feels cold....have been wearing many layers, but hope I have enough to add when we reach the Arctic Circle!! What a life!
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  • Day48

    Wednesday morning

    October 16, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    I totally forgot to write anything yesterday!! There wasn’t lots to say, but as we were sipping wine before dinner watching a beautiful sunset would have been the ideal time. Oh well, it’s now early Wednesday morning - and we leave the ship this afternoon.

    But first, yesterday we had an early start as we arrived at Trondheim at about 6.30. This is one place that we had stopped at for a visit on the way north, but we had gone on a hike and not walked around the city, so we had early breakfast and left at 7.30 - we had till 9.45 when the ship left. It was absolutely freezing so early, just getting light with a big almost full moon, and had to be careful not to slip on icy paths. We walked as far as the cathedral with its very famous carved facade, and walked around for a bit. This is a big city, cars and traffic lights, and people off to still felt very Arctic at that time of day.

    After that we had an uneventful day, just cruising along, stopping here and there, had a lecture on the Vikings, stood on the deck for a group photo and generally relaxed. Another cloudless day, and much warmer by the time the sun was up! It is good not to wear longjohns all the time, and so many layers...getting dressed and undressed is so time consuming!

    Had our last dinner - salmon pastrami (salmon cured like pastrami is - delicious) and pork shanks.

    Now packed up almost. We have to vacate the cabins at 10am, even though we don’t dock in Bergen till 2.30pm. Quite a business getting everyone off, and new people arriving, and ready to sail off again this evening. Will give another episode tonight, when we will be back in our Bergen hotel for the night.
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  • Day13


    June 21, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Untertitel „Ich bin wieder im Spiel“ 😊

    Da sah’s ich heute Morgen bei meinem Müsli, betrachtete den doch sehr grauen Himmel und überlegte, was ich denn heute mit dem Tag anfange. Da kommt John vorbei, grinst mich an und wedelt mit einem Haufen Geldscheinen. Dein Geld ist angekommen und drückt es mir in die Hand 😃💪.
    Es war schon ein wenig Risiko dabei. Ich habe einem wildfremden Menschen mal eben 600 € überwiesen, in der Hoffnung auf eine ehrliche und hilfsbereite Haut. Er war aber auch sehr bemüht und ich hatte ein ganz gutes Bauchgefühl. Hat super geklappt, nicht mal 48 Stunden und die Kohle lag vor mir. Um das Risiko klein zu halten, habe ich natürlich nur ein minimal Budget kalkuliert. Also keine großen Extras. Aber ich bin erstmal Happy und da stand einem Ausflug heute nichts mehr im Wege.
    Und da die Sonne nicht zu mir kommen wollte, musste ich Richtung Sonne. Das Wetter sah in Kristiansund und am Atlantic besser aus.
    War eine tolle Tour, immer mit Blick auf den Fjord bis über die Atlantic Ocean Road, mit kleinen Wanderungen dazwischen. Diese ca. acht Kilometer der Atlantic Ocean Road verlaufen über acht Brücken über mehrere kleine Insel. Die Brücken sind schon recht spektakulär. Es gibt einige Parkplätze und einen kleinen Wanderweg für Fotostopps.
    Das Wetter war zwar trocken und recht warm, am Himmel spielten sich aber regelrechte Wolkendramen ab und den ein oder anderen Regenbogen gab es heute auch zu sehen.
    Zurück auf dem Campingplatz, ich bleibe hier bis Montag, dann soll mein Pass kommen, ging hier ein ordentliches Unwetter nieder.
    Das habe ich mal gemütlich im Zelt ausgesessen, heute mit heißem Tee statt Wein. Und jetzt, „brennt“ der Himmel wieder wie gestern Nacht.
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  • Day20

    J20 Nous en voulons encore !

    June 14, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Trève de plaisanteries.
    Plein soleil aujourd'hui, ce qui m'a permis de faire du side-car en Tshirt dans des conditions estivales.
    Nous avons parcouru 365 km, en suivant le programme d'Arnaud, qui était parfait. Nous avons exploré d'abord la route de l'Atlantique, très célèbre, près de Christiansund. Le paysage de petites îles est magnifique, complété par des ponts remarquables qui les relient. Arnaud a tout filmé, car les photos ne rendent pas la grandeur et la beauté du lieu. En hiver, lorsque les tempêtes se déchainent, les vagues de l'océan balaient tous ces ponts et les voitures qui sont dessus.
    Puis nous sommes allés parcourir la "route des Trolls", autre célébrité, située près de Andalsnes. Il s'agit d'une route en lacets très nombreux et très serrés, qui monte entre deux cascades. Magnifique. Nous la referons demain, toujours avec la caméra d'Arnaud.
    Nous ne sommes pas seuls, car motos et camping-cars apprécient aussi ces belles choses.
    Notre journée a été un nouvel enchantement devant tant de beauté.
    Encore !
    Voici une sélection de photos d'ambiance, non exhaustive.
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  • Day6

    Geiranger Fjord und Alesund

    August 18, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Just a short hike up to one of the surrounding hills of the beautiful geiranger fjord you will be rewarded with a picturesque landscape.
    Alesund, a small town on an headland at the westcoast is nice to see from a bird's eye view.Read more

  • Day18


    March 6, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Today the Nordnorge took us to visit the city of Ålesund - our first long stop on the Norwegian coast heading north. We left the rain behind in Bergen and we were blessed with a dry, cool day and an amazing sky. We climbed to the top of Mount Aksla (a steep but short one) to look far over the city and into the distance. A great cardio workout with amazing views as the reward. A quick stroll through the quiet city and it was back on board. We’ve had good sailing weather to date with some rolling around when the ship has been out in more open water but this is limited and easy enough to cope with.Read more

  • Day18

    First Glimpses

    March 6, 2019 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    A quick update - tonight at about 9.30pm we had our first Northern Lights showing! It was unexpected and so we were unprepared, rushing up on deck to view them and I forgot to take off my lens cap... after a few minutes of wondering what was going on, I worked it out. It was too dark to check all my settings on the new camera and so I missed capturing them. The forecast is looking good though and fingers crossed we will see them again. To the naked eye they are a grey blur that shifts across the sky. It was a great opportunity to observe the settings for more serious photographers and make a few notes for future reference. The photo here is one taken by Red (Sonia) using an iPhone app.Read more

  • Day60

    The Atlantic Road

    October 1, 2019 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    The sun makes himself shine behind one or another cloud. The turbulent ocean, the many little islands and the strong cold wind makes the Atlantic road with their beautiful bridges, an incredible experience.

    Drone flying on windy ocean not try it at home.
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  • Day3

    Sehtag, Seetag, 1.Tag an Bord

    February 15 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    6.30h! Ich wache auf, weil ich gewiegt werde. Schnell in die Klamotten und raus. Es weht eine steife Brise und wir haben ordentlich Dünung. Ist duschen vor dem Frühstück möglich? Egal. Jetzt erstmal Luft und Landschaft genießen und den aufziehenden Morgen begrüßen. Der Mond steht noch über den schneebedeckten Bergen. Einzelne Lichter aus dem Dunkel...und ich allein an der Reling.
    Frühstück ist so köstlich wie das Abendessen gestern. Unser Schiff lässt keine Wünsche offen.
    Wir genießen sonnige Stunden in der Jugendstilstadt Alesund. Zum Mittagessen gehen wir so spät wie möglich. Schaffen es also gerade noch auf's Schiff, bevor die Gangway hochgeht. Das Postschiff legt pünktlich ab, wurde uns eingeschärft. Wer zu spät kommt, kann sehen wie er zum nächsten Hafen kommt. Ein Alptraum.
    Der nächste lange Spaziergang findet in Molde statt. Hier liegt noch stellenweise Schnee. Mit Einbruch der Dunkelheit briest es wieder auf. Die Kälte ist anders als bei uns. Ein Genuß.
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  • Day4

    Alesund - Land of the Trolls

    September 6, 2017 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Off the boat all day today on a tour which took in Borgundfjord, the valley of Validal, the powerful Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge and then down the 11 hairpin bends of ' Trolls Path - the Trollstigen mountain road. We also saw the waterfall at Stigrora and the Trolls Wall (3280 feet vertical mountain face) at Andalsnes.
    The weather could have been kinder at the start but the rain stopped and we had dry coach stops until the final one where the Wall was lost to low level cloud. Overall, a great day out.
    We were back on board for another delicious dinner and ended the day watching another show from the entertainment team who range from very good to room for improvement!
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