The Walk to Otterdalsparken, Kristiansand, Norway

We’ve made into the port at Kristiansand and I am loving this place! I’ve divided the city up into four distinct sections; the wharf and port area, the beach and condo area, the main square and shopping area, and the neighborhoods. My, we have a lot more to see, so we had better get a…

Six On Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! Today, I am in Kristiansand, Norway! There are four distinct sections to the city and for our first SOS here, we will walk to the Wergeland Square area, central to the main shopping area and the hub of the city. The Kristiansand Cathedral, is featured prominently in the middle and is completely…

The Fiskebrygga in Kristiansand, Norway

We have arrived in the Norwegian Port of Kristiansand and are making our way to the restaurants and the Fiskebrygga ( MY first Norwegian word! The Fish Market) right along the wharf……………..It is quiet so early in the day, but I have a feeling things really get rolling when the Fiskebrygga opens! Let’s look around…

Good Mornin’ Kristiansand, Norway!

We couldn’t have picked a better day to arrive in our first Norwegian port! It is a beautiful, bright, sunny morning in Kristiansand and we are up early for our first look! The colors are are just so clear and perfect! We can’t wait to explore, so let’s go! What a view of the ship…

Sunny Side Up In Copenhagen

What a difference a half hour can make! This morning we arrived in Copenhagen and if you want to see how our day started, look HERE! It was pouring down rain……. Even with rain coats and umbrellas, we were soaked through and looked like mangy dogs, I am sure….. So far, we had seen two…

Rainy Day in Copenhagen Edition

The Dark and Rainy side of Copenhagen……. Lesson learned………….Always TAKE an Excursion offered by the Cruise Ship, EXPLORER. There was a reason they didn’t offer an excursion to the city of Copenhagen…….They knew what was what……..but that is what we wanted to see, so we decided to do a historical walking tour following a map…

Six On Saturday: It’s Finish Up day

Good Mornin’, SOS’ers!  58 posts later and we are finishing up the first two weeks of the Baltics Cruise! Let’s take one more look at the gardens of Warnemunde, Germany, before we head back to the ship! We’ve had a great two weeks! Remember all the pears, real and faux? They were everywhere! and so…

A Fisherman’s Cottage, Warnemunde, Germany

There is always a very clever woman behind a long marriage…….Ephraim Kishon That is what the German sign says on the Featured Photo. Today, we are a meeting a couple, in their home in Warnemunde, that belong to a group of elderly folks, who are trying to keep their German Heritage in the forefront. They…

A Day In the Life, Warnemunde, Germany

One of the highlights for me, on my visit in Warnemunde, was the Living History Museum. I am very interested in family history and looking into the way other people live. This fisherman’s cottage dates to 1767 and presents the way of life for many of these villagers over the years. There is also a…

The Cottages of Warnemunde, Germany

Leaving “the Teepott,” we are headed to the main shopping area of Warnemunde, but my thoughts are on the little fisherman’s cottages that are everywhere! You can see how wide the street is here. I didn’t see one car, so I think the village is pedestrian only. Or, maybe there are no cars because it…

At the Seaside, Warnemunde, Germany

Today, I am showing what I was up to in the Port of Warnemunde, Germany. If you have been following along, hubby and I parted ways, and went on different excursions. He was off to the city of Schwerin and all it’s delights and I explored Warnemunde! It’s overcast this morning, but I think we…

Six On Saturday: The Warnemunde, Germany Edition

Today my SOS is coming from Warnemunde, Germany! It would be hard to find a seaside resort, more enchanting than this one!  Walking along the old fisherman’s cottages, you are greeted by color at every turn. We’ll start first, right along the harbor’s edge, where the larger homes were built on higher ground, probably so…

Churchin’ and Boatin’ in Schwerin, Germany

Here’s the thing……..I should have been paying attention……..we have “His and Her,” Photo Albums, and then we also have ONE BIG ALBUM, where we meld everything from each trip together. We do this because on some excursions, like here in Germany, we go our separate ways, because we have chosen different things to see and…

Old Town, Schwerin, Germany

Today, we are going to start back where left off at the Schwerin Castle. There are other beautiful buildings right before the bridge over to the island and we’ll explore those first ……… Duke Christian Ludwig II of Mecklenburg (May 15, 1683-May 30, 1756) loved art and began collecting and buying in Holland and Flanders…

Ceilings, Floors, Doors and More of Schwerin Castle, Germany

Now, I have to share with you how shocked I was when I looked at these photos! As you recall, on the day of this excursion hubby, went one way and I another, because we like to learn about different things. In our experience of the other Baltic countries we had recently visited, there was…