Friday, May 31, 2019
LAND OF WATERFALLS
Today the ship sailed down the Geirangerfjord and stopped at the end of the fjord in the small town (population 250) of Geiranger. The views sailing in were amazing, and the number of waterfalls, both large and small are innumerous. Jim was still feeling lousy, but since I had booked a tour he readied his camera and went with me. After taking the tender to the pier we boarded our bus. The bus attempted to go up to Mount Dalsnibba (elevation 4757) which offers a spectacular view of Geirangerfjor, the road was closed halfway up due to remaining snow and ice. We were able to see a snow covered lake before turning back. On the way down we stopped at Flydalsjuvet which had its own beautiful view of the fjord. Then the bus headed up Eagle’s Road on the other side of Geiranger with it’s numerous hairpin turns. We drove to a small lake for a few photos, stopped at a lookout where we could see the Seven Sisters waterfalls, then back to the port. We had a wonderful sunny and warm day.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
A BIG HILL AND A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE CITY
Sailing in Bergen afforded some beautiful scenery. Jim is miserable today, so he chose to stay on the ship. I on the other hand, armed with Rick Steves’ city walk, ventured out on my own. There is a fortress directly across the street from the pier and he town was a short walk from there. Bergen has a funicular that takes you to the top of Mount Floren, but the line was ridiculously long, so I chose to hike the 3 Km trail to the top. It took me 45 minutes to get up there. I discovered that losing 40 pounds and walking 8 miles a day since last August makes a HUGE difference in how easy it was to do it. There was a “troll garden”, a little lake, and some spectacular views. The hike down took about 30 minutes. (All the pictures today are from my phone).