It’s been raining since we arrived last evening – so out came the Equafleeces!
This was our morning walk at 8.30am – still dark and still raining! Finally at 1pm, the rain had let up and we ventured out for some photo ops! The must do – the Hanseatic buildings lining the Vågen harbour …A collection of houses that are now shopsAt the back of them were the only matches of green – much needed!I forgot to mention that we met up with our friends from London – Ellen and Kai for our cruise.We had a walk about town – in search of the Christmas marketPretty but not much we can buy – there’s no space in our luggage.The day passed by quickly and by the time we headed back to the hotel – the light was already going. We hurried back and soon we were on the bus that picked us up for our cruise. Goodbye Bergen!Now we can tell everybody back home that England is not the rainiest place in the world!!!!
May’s comment: Our cruise begins from Bergen this evening. We had the day to walk around the town. Learnt very quickly that it often rains in Bergen – it has a microclimate – and today it was at 8 degrees, no snow.
One of the photos to take are Bryggen, the Hanseatic buildings lining the eastern side of the Vågen harbour. Since 1979, Bryggen has been on the UNESCO list for World Cultural Heritage sites.Along the lines of “gemutlich” restaurants, I had to try Bryggeloftet & Stuene – a very traditional Norwegian restaurant just around the corner from our hotel.Excellent choice and by now I have already given up finding restaurants in Norway that would allow dogs. And they both stayed in the hotel room – they now know the drill – I am not leaving them, I will be back and they just have to wait.