Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beginnings-Land of Midnight Sun

Harbor at Tromsø  Norway June  24, 2012 with Artic Cathedral
                      I just had the trip of my life. Norway is beyond beautiful.
                      I flew to Oslo, joined my group, then flew to Tromsø.
                      We were in time to walk all over the city before dinner
                      at a hotel. Many of the shops were closed as it was Sunday.
                      One yarn shop, seeing we were mostly knitters stayed open
                      until the evening. Tromsø is an old city and many of the older
                      buildings are kept in pristine condition.
Catholic Church

Ship docked in front of  Polar Ice Museum

Fisherman sculpture
Shop with baby things

Yarn shop

Playground downtown with unique equipment for play

Polar Ice Museum- this museum is exceptional!!!

Celebrating the exploration of Nansen and Amundsen

The only Muskox I saw, others on the bus saw a real one!

Artic Cathedral at 11:30 pm before concert

Artic cathedral at midnight with sun
Lift up a mountain to see the "Midnight Sun"
Tromsø from the mountain at Midnight

Mountains at Midnight
Ready to board the MS Richard With
 Last view of Tromsø  before we boarded ship

1 AM over bow of ship
Leaving port of Tromsø about 2Am already daylight!!!!
             This was a very long day for me. I left London at 4AM to fly to Olso,
             then flew to Tromsø. It was so exciting I still was not really sleepy.
             This was my favorite day in Norway but many more to come so...
             more blogs if you want to follow. What a country Norway is!!!!


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