Haugesund, Norway: On the Waterfront

Did I mention it was a cold, blustery, full  on, red-cheek day, in August, when we visited Haugesund? Well it was, but we began our tour of the city with a brisk walk of the harbor, that went on and on, with boat after boat!

Haugesund, Norway, View of the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

The old warehouses along the harbor have been beautifully restored and maintained……….

Haugesund, Norway, View of the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

I thought the shape of the houses had a Dutch influence…….probably German more like……….

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

Here you get a jist of the walk and all the boats……

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

The oldies…….

Haugesund, Norway, Old Fishing Boat on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and the newbies………

Haugesund Norway 17 New Fishing Boat on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and some for entertaining………..

Haugesund, Norway, New Fishing Boat on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

You would have to remember where you docked………

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

There were tall masts……..

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and lanterns for the sea……

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and lots of rigging……….

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and pulleys……

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and ropes from everywhere to everywhere………

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

Some boats offer a good bit of information….. ……

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

and anchors hitch a ride…….

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

old wooden boats…..were my favorite…….

Haugesund, Norway, Boats on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

A few of our passenger friends decided to take a tour of the harbor………way, way, way too cold for me!

Haugesund, Norway, Shipmates on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

Now, I don’t know much about boats or rigging or rope or lights or anchors, but I do know Marlyn Monroe when I see her! On the waterfront, next to the Rica Maritim Hotel, you will find a monument to Marilyn Monroe ! Why is she here in Haugesund? It seems her grandfather, Martin Mortensen, was born here in 1861 and emigrated to the United States in 1878, seeking a better life. The monument was presented to the city in 1992, the thirtieth anniversary of her death, and is the symbol of the large film festival, which is held here every August. If she wasn’t wearing heels, I’d  say she almost looks like a mermaid!

Haugesund, Norway, Marilyn Monroe Statue on the Smedasundet (Harbor Waterway)

I hope you have enjoyed our walk today! I need a cuppa to get warmed up! See you soon!

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Much enjoyed the tour

    Liked by 1 person

  2. restlessjo says:

    I did! Definitely my kind of place. And I was perfectly warm sitting here at my laptop 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jo told me about this post. I enjoyed it. By coincidence I too posted about Haugesund today.

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  4. lolaWi says:

    cold but a lovely tour! thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thanks for the tour, and interesting about Marilyn.

    Like

  6. Eunice says:

    Boats and water – what’s not to like? 🙂 I agree with you about Marilyn, she does look almost like a mermaid 🙂

    Like

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