Tuesday, 23 October 2012

TRAVEL, TRAVEL!

 

Carmi's Challenge this week is TRAVEL TRAVEL – and there should be some interesting photographs over at this link.

 

I felt that the means of travel should be obvious, otherwise it will just be a succession on my holiday photos!

The mean of travel here is almost obscenely obvious!   There are actually two of these huge liners in the same harbour, overshadowing the really lovely town of Stavanger, Norway.   And yes, I know we were on that one, but it was far too big for me!

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However, it did take us right up to the Arctic, which was spectacular, and quite the most beautiful place I have ever been to!    But we were so big that these smaller ships had to wait until we had gone before they could get in.   The bigger ship on the left is one of the  Hurtigruten line, who go round the coast of Norway, in and out of the smaller ports, taking people, parcels, good and anything, really!

 

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A popular viewpoint from the head of the Geiranger Fjord actually shows three big liners there.   The crowds are remarkably thin here, other places you had to fight to get a view!   With over 6,000 tourists descending on the village, you can imagine that the coach companies were driving off in droves!

 

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I thought I’d end with with one of my favourites – we  approached Cadiz, in Spain, just as dawn was breaking, and by the light of the full moon.   Magic!

8 comments:

Karen S. said...

All aboard....awesome travel destinations you shared with us! Thanks for the armchair trip!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

oh goodnes, they're lovely

thank you

Alexia said...

Really beautiful. I would love to see those fjords!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm pining for fjords, meself...

P.S. I love the pics, especially the first. The boat looks so big it's funny!
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Bob Scotney said...

I worked in Stavanger for almost the whole of the 1980s so walked that quayside many times. I never saw anything as big as your cruise ship at that time - just SS Norway.
Great pictures.

Max Sartin said...

It amazes me that those boats float, they look like they should just topple over. Awesome pictures, all of them.

Carmi Levy said...

I could stand there and watch the ships float past forever. Amazing how these giant ships are absolutely dwarfed by the surrounding landscape.

Janet said...

all the pictures are lovely, but I love those 4 swans!