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May 22, 2016 - A rainy Sunday in Bergen

Our weather luck has run out, for the morning anyway...... Bergen looks like a fairy tale land with all the beautiful houses lined up beside one another. Huge ships in the harbour as well as every other kind of boat you can think of. We took the hop on hop off bus but if it wasn't raining this is a wonderful walking city. I wondered why they sold so many raincoats in the stores?? Bergen gets 240 days of rain a year, lush and green. Tons of Teslas everywhere in Norway, also in Copenhagen and Amsterdam but more here. We came across a Sunday...

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May 13, 2016 - Aurland and the mountains around

Yesterday evening was also time to imagine the next steps using the information from the tourist office. So today mountains and ferries are part of the program going to Aurland north and then to a small village along the fjord. But the fist step was Flam with a fjord and a very nice view from a 600m road. Then the road went through mountains 1000m maximum but you look like being 3000 in the Alps or everywhere because the snow is so important. Then i.e now I am on the ferry to reach the village of Balestrand to find a place to camp, have...

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May 12, 2016 - Bergen

So yesterday I had to close shortly as I was writing from the tourist office and I had to take my bus or wait an hour. So I found a place to park for the night close to the place I took sunset pictures. But yesterday was not perfect: first my glasses felt down during the drive and when I get to my table I walked on them and get them in a very bad shape. Then in the evening I prepared everything to take pictures, my book for reefing during the wait time and my photo foot plus some foods and drinks. Then when I installed there I had not my...

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May 11, 2016 - On the road to Bergen

So I had a nice night in the campaign on my road to Bergen more than 200kms from it. I had first to kill several mosquitos. They are very strong here but not difficult to catch. So then what a road was it ! I am sure I spent 1/3 of my driving time under ground. This is the first time I encountered around about in a tunnel ( tune in previous posts were for tunnel). It is also a first time than in a tunnel I drove up and circular till I was driving under my enter place(snail curve ???). So after few bridges many tunnels I got to Bergen. I...

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Apr 18, 2016 - Day 13 - Finculi Funicular

Roger is starting to get a bit of a cold, so it's best now to slow down and not get so much into the cold, and it's our last day in Bergen. So what do you do when you're getting a cold when it's cold? Go somewhere colder of course! Today, there's really only one more touristy thing we want to do and that's the funicular up the hill to get a birds eye view of Bryggen and the town of Bergen. And it's very cold up there. The ride is over very quickly which is a bit unfortunate but the views at the end are spectacular and at one point we think...

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Apr 17, 2016 - Mostraumen cruise - Day 12

Well, what to do on a Sunday? Sunday in Norway is an interesting day and a great comparison to Australia, well, certainly at home in Melbourne where shops are open and things pretty much go on as normal. In Norway, most things are closed. Some shops will be open, some restaurants, but overall, everything, including the tourist bureau, is closed. Fend for yourselves people! We do talk to someone later in the week about this, and they said it was to give people time to be at home with the family, and family does seem to have a big focus here....

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Apr 16, 2016 - Norway in a nutshell - Day 11

Given that we're in Bergen for only a short time, we thought it best to do an organised trip so that we can cover off the major sights in the area, and the one trip that keeps being talked about, is the Norway in a Nutshell tour. This trip gives you two train trips, and a boat ride along a fjord - as long as you're not fussed as to which one you're looking at and let's face it, most people won't be. We would have commenced with the hop on hop off bus but that doesn't actually commence operation until May - go figure. The train leaves Bergen...

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Apr 15, 2016 - Organising Bergan - Day 10

A leisurely start to the day as we're just planning on visiting the tourist information centre and then just wander through the town and get a feel for the place. We don't want to seem like eager beavers and plan not to be waiting outside the information centre when they open, so we leisurely get up and have breakfast and get ready for the day. It's been raining overnight and it's a bit cloudy today. Hopefully it won't rain. The guy in the information centre is really helpful and we decide just to book the Norway in a Nutshell tour as the...

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Apr 14, 2016 - KEF - BGO - Day 9

Nothing much to report on this day. We have our final chat to Chus and Gary (Gauti) at reception at the Skuggi Hotel and thank them for their help in organising our tours and suggestions throughout our stay. We continue to convince Gary that its ok to visit Australia despite the venomous snakes and spiders. His girlfriend will be disappointed if they don't come as she is a huge Neighbours fan. Our pre-arranged bus arrives on time and we're taking to the bus station where we change over for our bus to the airport. We're flying with...

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Jan 15, 2016 - To Bergen - to join The Hurtigruten

What a memorable start to our trip, but not for all the right reasons despite some strokes of luck! Great flight into Bergen with our superb Captain Sally. So good to see a woman in charge!!! Lots of low cloud as we descended. I did comment they looked like snow clouds but that it probably meant it was raining. Bergen is known for its rain! BUT, it was snow ... and a very cold wind too! Interestingly we noticed that a runway was closed as we taxied extremely carefully. The next load of passengers were ready to board as soon as possible as...

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Jul 30, 2015 - Flam to Bergen and Bergen City Tour

With several hours in the morning before boarding the Hydrofoil from Flam to Bergen on Wed, some of the Evans family decided to rent bicycles to ride out to the Flam Church and to experience some of the Norwegian country side. The trip out to the church was much shorter (only 15 mins) than reported by the locals and only after arriving found out the church was closed due to flooding of the river in 2014, something else the locals neglected to tell us. With more than 1.5 hours left of the bike rental, we decided to head up the mountain to...

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May 29, 2015 - Bergen

Friday, May 29 Thursday PM we noticed a problem with the laptop display. The computer seems to work ok otherwise. Guess we will carry on and cross our fingers it doesn’t get worse. Spent the AM finishing and uploading text to the journal. All we did with photos was transfer them from the camera to the computer. Went across the street to the supermarket for milk and baked goods for breakfast. Ate in the room while doing computer stuff. About 11 we checked out of the room and left our luggage in the TV room. Began walking toward the fish...

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