Thursday Doors: Oslo, Norway

Today, for a few doors of the  Doorscursion, we are headed back to Oslo! This is the Scots Man Restaurant………looking good! As with all outdoor seating in cafés and restaurants, your seat comes with a blanky……..the month was August! Be sure to look up, so you don’t miss architectural details! We stayed at the beautiful…

Square Up: Day 26, Coffee and Candelabra!

Becky’s Square Challenge is encouraging us to be UPLIFTING in the month of January! Coffee can always lift you UP!  Just the aroma of brewing coffee gives me a lift! I think one of those twisted, knotty, cinnamon buns could do the trick too! And, how can you go wrong with coffee and candelabra! Wondering…

Gothenburg, Sweden Gets an A for Effort

We’ve arrived in Gothenburg, Sweden on a rather gloomy, rainy day…….but what IS THAT on the pier? It’s a marching band, greeting us to the city! EVEN IN THE RAIN! Well, we can’t let them down…..let’s take a look at Gothenburg! Going up to higher ground on the bus……. and we can look back over…

FOTD, January 16, 2021

Very cheery colors this morning from the Gothenburg, Sweden Botanical Garden! Challenge rules, why not join in? 1. Feel free to post every day or whenever you you feel like it.  You can either post new flower photos or dig back into your archives. 2. Depending on the time of year, you can post any…

The Fort at Kristiansand, Norway and a Famous Norwegian Patriot

This morning we’re taking a walk from the quay out to the Old Fort….. It is quiet and peaceful and the colors are dazzling……we could not have picked a better morning! The pleasure boats are in……. and we can look back and see the shore line of new condos and parks…….and more building is on…

Six on Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway: Again

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! We’re still in Kristiansand, Norway, so let’s get a look at what I think makes for a great entrance to a new city….. When you first approach a city, whether by ship or road, does it look appealing? Is there a welcome sign? Is the sight clean or dirty? Is their something…

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…

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…