August 10, 2008

Favorites so far

Filed under: Norway — sensel @ 9:17 am

Had a fun train ride today through the mountains and to a small town called Flam on the tip of the Sjognnefjord (probably spelled wrong). At first I thought Norway had nothing on WA for natural beauty – lots of small grain fields with “hedgerows” of evergreens – but then we came down a very steep railway into Flam, through lots of tunnels and waterfalls – very dramatic. Cute little town, too. Favorites so far:

– verdant sod roofs on houses

– viking ships at the viking ship museum. Beautiful lines. Odd to think that something so artistic became such a symbol of bloodletting and terror in the UK and Europe.

– salmon wasabi wrap “fast food”

– shopping for lunch food – mystery food! Ate what I thought was yogurt for breakfast, turned out to be rice pudding, I think. Tasty, but that first bite was a surprise! Was tempted to buy more grab-bag food, but didn’t want to make Allen go hungry if it turned out to be something blechy.

I’m very happy to be back in mountains and green, though I’m sure Allen would rather still be in the city! We’ve had clouds every day, rain most of today, but we were in the train so it was okay.  Hope it’ll be drier tomorrow, hope to go for a hike before hitting the boat.

I think I’ve got my camera worked out, will try (again) to post a photo or two when I’m back on wifi (internet cafe now, no way to plug in the photos). Cheers!

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