Edvard Grieg Home; Troldhaugen

This morning we are going just outside the city limits of Bergen to Nordasvannen, to visit the home of Norway’s famous composer, Edvard Haverup Grieg, who was born in 1843. The bus finally came to a stop at a little lane that went up the mountain. Here we had to get out and walk the…

Moody Bergen, Norway

It does look to be a moody day on our early morning arrival in Bergen, Norway! But, this is exactly what I pictured in my mind for most of the previous month on board the ship and luckily this is the only day we have arrived in a port in the rain! No worries here,…

Six on Saturday, Finally It’s a Garden Path!

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging! This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I…

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…

Thursday Doors in Kristiansand, Norway

This morning we are continuing our walk in Kristiansand, Norway and making our way to the Old Town, called Posebyen. But, before we get a move on, I want to say some more about COLOR! I just can’t get over the play of light on the colors. They are so brilliant and crisp. Crisp and…

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…