Monthly Archives: June 2014

Molde, Norway – 30th June

Molde was where we started our coach tour to explore the countryside.  I arranged the tour through a Cruise Critic forum where a Texan had organised the bus and was looking for interested people to join him.  It turned out … Continue reading

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Olden, Norway – 29th June

Olden is a small village on the innermost arm of the Nordfjord.  There’s a couple of glaciers within reach but since we’d ‘done’ glaciers in Alaska we gave them a miss and enjoyed a hike in the valley instead. We … Continue reading

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Stravanger, Norway – 28th June

Our first stop on land after a day at sea. Stravanger is the centre of the oil industry but we didn’t have time to visit the Petroleum Museum. The ships docks in the centre of the town so you can walk … Continue reading

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Leaving Amsterdam for Norway Cruise

The start of our 14 night cruise from Amsterdam to Norway on Celebrity’s Constellation.  We took the train from Nijmegen to Amsterdam Centraal and it was a 15 minute walk to the cruise terminal.  We had an ocean view cabin … Continue reading

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Orange Fever (or the World Cup!)

Holland has gone Orange mad!  Shop window displays, clothing and house decorations are all supporting Holland in the World Cup. We went to watch one of the games at a bar in town – Cafe Faber and it was very … Continue reading

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Bristol

Alla and Peter’s daughter, Valeria, married Jos in May at their home in Mountain View. But for the relatives in England and Holland, they organised a wedding lunch in  Bristol on the Glass Boat. We flew to Bristol after getting … Continue reading

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De Haan, Belgium

We cycled to the Barnes’ hotel and from there to De Haan on the coast. It’s midway between Zeebrugge and Ostend. We went through small villages and along canals to reach  the town of Blankenberge first and then along the … Continue reading

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Brugge, Belgium

We took the train to Brugge (or Bruges if you’re a French speaker) to meet the Barnes family who were visiting from Mountain View as part of their Belgium bike tour.  The weather was lovely and Brugge hasn’t changed since … Continue reading

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Music Meeting Festival, Nijmegen

The Music Meeting has been running for over 30 years and was originally free. It’s held in a park near the University which is just 10 minutes from our house. We bought a ticket for all 3 days and since … Continue reading

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30km Bike ride to Theetuin

Aymen organised a Meet Up to cycle along the Waal to the Theetuin in Millinger near the German border. It ended up being about 25 people!  We first stopped for coffee at Oorteshekken on the polder.  The Theetuin or Tea … Continue reading

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