Monday July 9, 2007
Following a somewhat rock-&-rolly night at sea, we sailed into yet another harbour on the Norwegian coast: Stavanger. We saw no sign of them, but those wild, woolly Vikings once fought historic battles in these waters. Then, centuries later, that same sea coughed up huge harvests of brisling and herring – earning this largish city the title: ‘sardine capital of the world’.
These days, it’s offshore oil-drilling puts money in Stavanger’s bank accounts. And we saw one of those rigs on our way home.
From where, you might ask? Well, this morning, for something a little different, we took a small-blue-boat cruise past untold lovely islands into yet another fjord – the gorgeous Lysefjord – where we eventually ended up right underneath the famous Pulpit Rock, lurking 1500 feet above us in the clouds. (Believe it or not, people climb way up there – just for the heck of it!)
En route we had a treat-stop at a little rocky beach for coffee/tea and Norwegian waffles.
Decadent? Of course!
TOMORROW: Oslo, Norway’s capital, Harald the Severe, and a Viking ship museum. So stay tuned …
Yours bloggedly – JOHN
Hey Mum… you can rest easy – Hunter is fine 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your cruise!
To Bev, Clare & Dave… Hope you are having a great time! Miss you heaps. Bet you won’t miss 7.30am at the rink on Saturday… it’s freezing here! Looking forward to seeing your pics. Love Rach.
To Betty Squire and Patty Thomas enjoying folowing the tour and pictures got your post card Betty. Very bad storm up north even blackouts for hours on the North Shore: bad in Coromondal.All well here and Steve and Liz off to Fiji on Saturday. Love to you ALL
Hi guys … sorry for getting behind in my reading – those pics are magnificent – what a feast. Can’t wait to hear more.
Big luvs me xxx