A Travellerspoint blog

Day 75

Oslo

sunny 10 °C

We felt right at home as we got up for breakfast on our ship this morning and the weather was beautiful too so we sat in the sunshine on the rear deck for a while. Since the weather was so pleasant the Captain decided to take a detour through a very long, thin channel surrounded by hills and mountains. It was lovely and up at the front we went and had a chat with the crew in the business end. There was a good atmosphere up there with the doors open and music playing. I discussed machinery with the Captain who was overseeing things whilst the First Officer was actually doing all the work!

DSC01047.jpg

DSC01050.jpg

DSC01053.jpg

After a few more hours whiling away the hours in the sun we arrived in Bergen and said farewell to our home for the past four days. Bergen was a beautiful place to walk through with mountains, trees and water surrounding it and lovely buildings, cobbled streets and open parks.

DSC01057.jpg

DSC01060.jpg

DSC01061.jpg

DSC01062.jpg

DSC01063.jpg

DSC01065.jpg

Just a flying visit though as we jumped on a train to Oslo. Again the scenery was absolutely stunning, initially lakeside, then twisting up the mountains, then passing ski resorts with 2 metres of snow. It was very reminiscent of the Canadian Rockies and may have been a struggle for the bikes in places again.

DSC01066.jpg

DSC01069.jpg

DSC01073.jpg

We got to Oslo late, but found a good hotel/hostel close to the station quickly and got a room with a DVD player! Borrowed a Bond film and headed upstairs for the night.

Posted by EdAndJames 15:50 Archived in Norway

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUponRedditDel.icio.usIloho

Table of contents

Comments

The scenery looks absolutely stunning. I can see why you were so keen to include it in your trip.

19.04.2009 by JAL

WOW. The pics have only appeared for me today (Monday) and they are fab. Not sure as you would have got such an impression of the fioords from the roads as you have had from the sea. Am deeply envious!

20.04.2009 by john.hythe

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint