Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Tromsø from Boudicca

Tromsø from BoudiccaWe arrived in Tromsø where the snow was falling.

This was to be our overnight stop,  time to go on excursions to chase the northern lights.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Arctic Circle

West cape of NorwayWe've crossed the Arctic Circle on a few occasions but never in such good light conditions... and, of course, we got another certificate

Monday, 27 February 2012

Trondheim tourist tram

Trondheim tourist tram

I've never been on a tram before.   Hard to believe but it has just never happened...  so here was my chance.

Going on the old tram, up the snowy hill and getting to look down on Boudicca in Trondheim

Trondheim

A snowy Trondheim greeted us today and the sun soon appeared to provide for an interesting photographic experience

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Nordnorge

Nordnorge 3/6As we sailed north towards our next port of call- Trondheim, we sailed past Ålesund where we saw Hurtigruten's MS Nordnorge. This is one ship I've always managed to miss so it was good to get a photograph of her.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Bergen photographer friends

Bergen photographer I expected to see at least one of our photographer friends on a bridge as we sailed into Bergen... and there was.

Taking photographs of us as we took photographs of him. Another 2 friends were under one of the other bridges but I failed to spot them.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Countdown 1....

Can't find the laptop dongle.   Is it in a case or is it lost?   How am I going to update the blog without the dongle?

Nice leisurely day planned today before going out for tea with friends and then joining the Caledonian Sleeper to London.

The sleeper train is the only way to travel direct from Fort William to London.   It leaves early enough to still be awake crossing Rannoch Moor and still get a good night's sleep.    Being woken with breakfast before reaching London you arrive ready to tackle the day.
the map is the actual GPS reading from one of our previous journeys

Monday, 20 February 2012

Countdown 2...

Live posting from laptop tested

Scheduled daily itinerary posts

Shopping (house sitters)

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Countdown 3..

Camera batteries all charged now

can afford the time to go out for coffee this morning

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Countdown 4

packing complete (almost)
house sitters' arrival imminent

Monday, 6 February 2012

Updated

The itinerary and map are now updated.   They're still subject to change though.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Everything booked

I'm pleased to say that everything is booked for the first 3 trips.   Hotels, trains and ships.  Some are paid for, some are paid at the time.   Some are ticket-less,   some tickets are issued on the trains,  some have to be collected from railway stations,  some are arriving in the post and others arrived by email and have to be printed out.

The people who run the hotels and guest houses have been very helpful,  so have the people at Fjord Tours.    The main parts of the trip have been booked by our ever helpful travel agent in Oban.

I'll update the other pages this weekend so please look back again early next week.

Norway...    looking forward to visiting you again !