Days 5,6 & 7. To lose some weight I left my my laptop at Rebecca’s house and it appears it’s difficult to update a blog on an IPad in sequence so I’m starting a new blog.
Not sleeping as well as I’d like but still enjoying the trip. On day 5 we decided to clean the house in preparation for the Trip to Norway. In the evening Rebecca and Dave treated us to a broadway musical ‘Hamilton’. It was fantastic. The next day we arose early to fly to Oslo and then Bergen. I was surprised by how much snow we could see from the air. However Bergen itself was dry, warm and inviting. We boarded the Hurtigruten ship ‘Trollfjord’ last night and signed up for a few hikes during upcoming stops. Some port stops are 15 minutes but others are up to 3 hours.
Day 8. Might have added a day – it’s possible this is only day 7. Regardless We (all 4 of us) are on the Trollfjord and today’s major stop was Alesund. It’s the first major stop after Bergen which we left at midnight last night. We joined the Expedition crew and 6 of us with 2 guides hiked up to the summit of a hilltop overlooking the harbour and town of 25000. Actually the town is spread over several islands also. It was a strenuous hike for me. Definitely not as smooth as I once was
.Staying pretty despite the gusty winds
Day 9. After yesterday’s hike my legs are really feeling it but I managed to walk around Trondheim today – twice. Woke up at 6:00 and as everyone was asleep I headed out to see the city. It’s the second or third largest in the country and was once the capital. Came back for breakfast and all 4 of us walked the town again. A very sleepy town on Easter Sunday
Bridge to ‘old Trondheim’
.Lonely 20 metre lighthouse once inhabited
Day 10 I guess and going quickly. Today we leave the ship but not until 7:00 pm Norway time. So we had s bus excursion to a set of rapids and whirlpools that are advertised as spectacular. To be honest in the driving rain it was difficult to get excited. I did get up early and caught this early morning shot sometime around 5:00 am