I am loving looking at Norway! (I am still struggling with supporting an economy that serves whale). We are now in the port of Stavanger, and it has finally allowed darkness overnight. (When we were further north, even though the sun set for a few hours, darkness never came.)
Today we took a boat trip on the Lysefjord cruise to several nearby beautiful fjords.
Again, it is best described by photos:
Take a close look at this next photo. It is the famous Prekestolen (the pulpit rock) with its square horizontal plateau, like a floor on top of a rock that rises 600m (1968 ft) straight up from the fjord down below. Can you see the little dots at the top of Pulpit Rock? They are actually people.
Did I mention, it was cold and overcast?
After the boat trip, we had a bit of time to walk in town. First we went to the old town, with it’s rows of white houses and short little doors (we don’t understand the short doors). It seems that people take good advantage of the long summer days and flowers and decorative plants are everywhere. Of course, the down side of the long summer days, would be the short winter days.
There were foot print imprints for many of the Nobel Peace Prize Winners, as this is the town where they are given out. This is Al Gore’s footprints from his 2007 Nobel Peace Prize:
Seems that every town we got to has a main cathedral. This is the one in Stavanger, Norway:
Stavanger, Norway was our last port in the Fjords. I enjoyed every minute. Hope you liked the photos.
Travel Counter: We are in the third month of our 250 day overseas adventure. We were actually in Stavanger on June 13 as we were cruising on the MSC Opera, however we had no internet access on the ship
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