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Message 727666 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:34:51 UTC

I started my journey from London and traveled via Amsterdam to Norway. I was sitting next to an old couple returning to Bergen who said that I was probably looking at Norway out of my aircraft window at this time.



I got out of the airport and cleared customs real quick - my bag had not been transferred from my previous flight from London and would be following on, I hoped :|


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Message 727667 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:36:33 UTC

I arrived in Bergen after a 30 minute bus ride and asked this chap where I could find a ferry, but he didn't know ;)



My first real impression of Norway came when the plane was on it's approach run. It was the many brightly coloured houses, all different shapes, nestled on the mountain sides, a few you can see behind this gentleman. Now it was Bergen itself that impressed me, it's harbour and all different types of buildings.



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Message 727668 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:37:57 UTC

I spent a little time around the harbour area whilst waiting for my ferry and was lucky enough to watch a boat evacuation drill take place.




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Message 727669 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:38:45 UTC

I was struck by how quaint it all was, not much traffic, friendly people, very relaxed, no hurry, time passing slowly.



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Message 727670 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:39:45 UTC
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Oh great! I found the ferries! (Did you expect something from the 1930's :) )



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Message 727671 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:39:47 UTC
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Oh great! I found the ferries! (Did you expect something from the 1930's :lol: )



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Message 727675 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:42:30 UTC
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Maybe it was this one? :P



No, it was the one behind ;)

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Message 727676 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:43:29 UTC

I take my last look at Bergen, and my sea journey starts as the sun begins to descend :D



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Message 727677 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:44:12 UTC
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This ferry could move I can tell you, as it sped towards Moon's island :p



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Message 727678 - Posted: 18 Mar 2008, 20:45:41 UTC
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The views along the way were breathtaking



But the ferry didn't take me to Moon's island. In the dark I had to find another ferry, a little slower, that would take me out to that strange little island of hers ;) After changing ferries, I took a bus out to that island, crossing bridges on the way. Finally, I came to the end of my journey, where a lone figure stood with a light in her hand to greet me. I stepped off the bus and there she was :) I had reached Moon ;)

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Message 727839 - Posted: 19 Mar 2008, 13:19:46 UTC

Thats what I always have said... If you are crazy enough, you can
reach what ever it is.. ! :-D

I hope it was worth it.. ;-)


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Message 728809 - Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 22:12:17 UTC - in response to Message 727839.  

Thats what I always have said... If you are crazy enough, you can
reach what ever it is.. ! :-D

I hope it was worth it.. ;-)

I think so. Definitely ;)



The Moon just a few minutes ago :)

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Message 728811 - Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 22:16:35 UTC

My journey to find Moon has ended, since I found her. But it only just begins on my first full day in her islands, the journey to find the real Moon still awaiting.

I woke up a little disorientated, wondering what this strange apartment I was in. I got out of bed and stood up naked, wondering where my pajamas were. Oh yes, my bag is still not connecting with that 'plane in Amsterdam :| , I arrived with nothing but my camera and a bunch of flowers; a gentleman should always present lady Moon with flowers when first meeting ;). I could see it was light outside, and this is the view that met me when I opened the curtains. I felt amazed, it was breathtaking, a view from many beautiful memories, a painting on the other side of the window :) It may not seem much, but it is a view I will never forget ;)



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Message 728933 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 3:05:58 UTC

Ice I am glad you found Moon and the moon and you got some great photos at the same time. :) :D




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Message 729128 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 16:24:17 UTC - in response to Message 728933.  
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Ice I am glad you found Moon and the moon and you got some great photos at the same time. :) :D

Thanks Stealth, this is my first of view of Moon's house on my first morning in Moon's islands as I trudged up her road in search of coffee (find Moon and you find yummy coffee :)



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Message 729147 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 17:06:51 UTC - in response to Message 729128.  


. . . far out! iX (don't forget to say *S* to AriZ for the Lady J & i)

ps - Photo's looking beautiful and here's hopin' you're 'avin' a really swell time Sir!

Ice I am glad you found Moon and the moon and you got some great photos at the same time. :) :D

Thanks Stealth, this is my first of view of Moon's house on my first morning in Moon's islands as I trudged up her road in search of coffee (find Moon and you find yummy coffee :)



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Message 729230 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 21:32:28 UTC - in response to Message 729147.  
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. . . far out! iX (don't forget to say *S* to AriZ for the Lady J & i)

ps - Photo's looking beautiful and here's hopin' you're 'avin' a really swell time Sir!

Thanks Richard :) here is a view from a hill next to Moon's house



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Message 729231 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 21:33:42 UTC

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Message 729232 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 21:35:49 UTC

Blue skies even :)



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Message 729233 - Posted: 22 Mar 2008, 21:37:29 UTC

A view from Moon's porch



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