Category Archives: Norway

Recap – A trip around the world in pictures

On March 13th, we flew out of Los Angeles, with a change of planes in Beijing, which brought us to New Delhi, India. This was the starting point for our seven month around-the-world dream trip. Picking out a favorite or … Continue reading

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Norway ~ Stavanger, Lysefjord Cruise, Pulpit Rock, St. Svithun’s Cathedral

Friday June 20th – Stavanger, Norway Stavanger is our last port of call before we return to England. We are well south of the Arctic circle and dock on a peninsula on the southwestern coast of Norway. Once again we … Continue reading

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Norway ~ North Cape, Honningsvag, Father’s Day

Sunday June 15th ~ It’s Father’s Day back home ~ Honningsvag and the North Cape After another full day at sea, we docked this morning in the town of Honningsvag, the Northern most city in Norway and (almost) the Northern … Continue reading

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Spitsbergen Island ~ Magdalenafjord and Ny Alesund, On top of the world (almost)

Friday the 13th ~ Spitsbergen Island Magdalenafjord scenic cruising in the morning What a morning that started our day. Up bright and early so we could be on deck by 7:00 am. It was COLD for these Southern California bodies. … Continue reading

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Norway ~ At sea, the Midnight Sun

Thursday June 12th – At Sea – A day of reflection “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” ~ Mary Oliver “The Summer Day” I’m about three-fourths of the way through … Continue reading

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Tromso Norway ~ The Gateway to the Arctic

Wednesday June 11th ~ Tromso, Norway Commonly called “The Gateway to the Arctic” because of all the polar expeditions that have departed from here, Tromso sits at 70 degrees north latitude, well inside the arctic circle. Once again the weather … Continue reading

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Norway ~ Hellesylt, Geiranger, the Arctic Circle and the Midnight Sun

Tuesday June 10th ~ At sea, crossed over the Arctic Circle This morning the water was like a bathtub, calm, smooth and not a wave in sight. It is now mid afternoon. About an hour ago we officially crossed latitude 66 … Continue reading

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Bergen Norway ~ Gateway to the Fiords

Sunday June 8th ~ Bergen, Norway Known as the “Gateway to the Fiords”, this is where we get our first taste of Norway. Founded by Vikings, everything here revolves around the ocean. With a similar climate to Seattle, Bergen gets … Continue reading

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Norway ~ Land of the Midnight Sun

Saturday June 7th ~ On board a cruise ship on our way to Norway I’m staring at the ceiling, wiping a stray tear that slipped out of the corner of my eye.  I set the book “Wild” aside.  I picked … Continue reading

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