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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Around the old Stavanger Harbour. Photos are from two days - which is why clouds and blue skies are intermingled. In a bit of a theme - the yellow building on the left is the old Customs House Two big (ugly) passenger ships were in port on consecutive days P & O Cruises should be...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    The views - during a sunny patch There were always ferries zipping back and forth between the islands and the fjord cruises. A more normal state of affairs
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Stavanger Just to give an idea of the size that last ferry, a photo of a similar one at Stavanger in better weather. About 6,000 tonnes with a full load of vehicles. We had some fun getting our apartment in Stavanger. Firstly, we had to pick up the key from a Security box located in a 7-11...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    We then headed towards Stavanger. Firstly we went through here Karmøy Tunnel - Wikipedia Which included the first roundabout I have ever seen in a road tunnel where it joined another, longer, tunnel. The road then went via a number of bridges and tunnels connecting a lot of smallish...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    One last one The Norwegians obviously believe in tough love for their kids - blue-metal safety soil for the playground equipment
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Skudeneshavn is a lovely little town. To quote - "Founded on the incredible success of the early 19th Century herring harvests, the town grew at a startling rate. Even today, almost 130 original timber homes and seafront wharves have been preserved in "The Olde Town"." These are new builds...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    The next day we headed towards Stavanger. On the advice of the Hotel Manager we decided to head to the small town of Skudeneshavn on the island of Karmøy. There is a very high bridge across the shipping channel onto the island. While we were in Norway the locals often complained about the...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    I certainly did and enjoyed the first few series very much. That is why I made certain that I at least stopped there for lunch. No sign of gangsters or snow.
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    The next day we drove to Haugesund. The weather was again pretty bad and it was a very tiring trip. We had to use ferries - much bigger than the ones we used further north The longest tunnel we had been in so far - and again under water Consecutive large bridges between islands...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Finishing off Bergen The grounds of Troldhaugen would have been a good place for a Troll home We stayed in an unusual place in Bergen. It was the basement of an old house that had been converted into a little flat. Everything you needed was there for a short stay and it was half the price...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    No, for some reason I completely missed it in my research and it seems like it would have been a good place to visit. Ah well - another reason to go back.
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Afterwards we drove through some of the other islands west of Bergen. The weather was a lot better. That evening we visited the last home and final resting place of Edvard Grieg - 'Troldhaugen' Part of the view His composing hut The final resting place of Grieg & his wife...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    A bit more Some remaining armour plate My fat foot gives an idea of the thickness A protected door into some sort of watch room in the forest on the way up Actually we were a little disappointed with the displays here as well. There was not much information - in any language...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    Later that evening there was a huge downpour and the next day was what we had become used to - low clouds and intermittent showers. We drove out to the island of Sotra. Our destination was the Fjel Fortress which was the biggest fortress built in Norway by the Germans during WW2 Fjell Fortress...
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    A Duck flies north - to Sweden and Norway

    More of Bergen. My wife convinced me to have a look in the old Bergen Castle - Bergenhus Festning. I initially demurred but then agreed - that was a mistake. The outside was being renovated and almost all of the windows were covered, the rooms were very bare with little information. You had to...
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