Sea Days and Train Days

Post 104: Winter Norway, 22 January 2017, 1,000 mile walk challenge 2017

Today was a sea day so the only walking I could do was around the deck.

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4 laps around the deck is 1 mile.

Miles Walked 4 

Cloudy Skies

Air Temperature 6 degrees C/43 degrees F

Sea Temperature 9 degrees C/54 degrees F

Wind Force 3

 

23 January 2017, Alesund Norway.

We arrived early at the wonderful town of Alesund, with its art nouveau architecture. Walking would be limited as we had an excursion booked to go on the Rauma Railway and see the Trollstigen Mountains.

 

Arriving by coach at the Trollstigen Mountains looming over 1,555 metres into the mist, we searched for the Trollveggen, which at 1,000 metres is Europe’s tallest vertical overhanging rock face.

 

We then headed for lunch at the lovely Bjorli winter resort.

After lunch we were able walk a little around the hotel.  Microspikes were essential.

Finally, it was time to board the Rauma Railway to go through the beautiful and dramatic Romsdalen Valley to Andalnes.

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The views from the train are spectacular.

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We arrived at Andalsnes after a breathtaking journey. Note the coach is a chapel.

There was an interesting coach drive back to Alesund with many dramatic bridges and tunnels to go over and through.

 

Sunset was at 4.09pm and so arriving back at the ship it was now time to do some night time photography, which I love doing. From a berthed ship, with various lenses and with a tripod it is possible to get some good results.

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Mount Aksla and the 414 steps to the top.

 

 

There was just time now before dinner to continue with the 1,000 mile walk challenge, 2 miles around the deck!!!

Phew what an amazing day!

Miles Walked 2

Weather Cloudy Skies with drizzle

Air Temperature 6 degrees C/43 degrees F

Sea temperature 7 degrees C/45 degrees F

Wind Force 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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