Monthly Archives: July 2014

4 Day Marches, Nijmegen – 12th to 18th July

The four day marches have been going for nearly 100 years and were started as a way of promoting sport and exercise. Now there are over 40,000 people who walk up to 200km over the four days and there is … Continue reading

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A visit from a friend

Anne Gregory came to visit while she was in Europe and before she flew back to Los Gatos. It was really hot while she was here and we stupidly thought it would be a good idea to cycle out to … Continue reading

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On board the Celebrity Constellation

The Constellation is one of the three ‘M class’ ships that are the same size and layout and we’ve now sailed on all of them (Infinity, Millenium) The Martini Bar has been moved to a new location and now includes … Continue reading

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Oslo, Norway – 6th July

The ship docked beside Akershus Castle and just 10 minutes walk to City Hall.  The City Hall had a free tour at 10am and the building interior is amazing.  Work on it halted during WW2 and finally finished in 1950. … Continue reading

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Bergen, Norway – 4th July

The one fact most people know about Bergen is that it rains a lot!  Over 88 inches a year on average.  And it was the only place it rained over our 2 week cruise.  We managed to avoid the rain … Continue reading

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Flam, Norway – 3rd July

Flam translates as ‘little place between steep mountains’.  Most famous for the Flam railway (Flamsbana) which passes through the narrow valley and was started in 1923 but took 20 more years to finish because of the difficult terrain.  Because of … Continue reading

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Geiranger, Norway – 2nd July

Geiranger and its fjord is an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005 and once you’ve experienced it you will agree. We were lucky not to have to tender today as our ship was given the newly installed ‘floating pier’.  Saves … Continue reading

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Alesund and the Troll Road, Norway – 1st July

Alesund was our next port of call but we wouldn’t see the city until the end  of our next coach trip.  This was the highlight of our trip – the Troll Road.  Completed in 1933, the starting point at the bottom … Continue reading

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