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Sunrise in Trondheim, Nidaros Cathedral, Folk Dancing 10/6

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We had to get up a bit early this morning to take a tour of Trondheim. Although taking photos from the bus was not possible, I really enjoyed the bus ride through the city. The old and new buildings were great to see.  The old ones had cable pulls on the top. The guide told us that Trondheim has the highest density of wooden houses.

Trondheim has a restaurant that from a distance looks just like the Seattle Space Needle.

We saw a great sunrise over Trondheim.

We had a wonderful view of the city.

Gerda and Walter were on this trip with us. I sure enjoy being with them.

When we were in Trondheim about a week ago we didn’t have time to go into the Nidaros Cathedral.  Since it was early on a Sunday morning the cathedral was actually closed but we had a private tour.  We learned about St. Olav and his tomb.  We saw a baptismal that had reliefs created by Gustav Vigeland (the sculpture whose park we visited in Oslo).  The two organs were amazing.  One was built by Johan Joachim Wagne.   It would be so wonderful to hear them being played.  I wish we could have gone up into the tower but they only let people do that in the summertime.

I did get a couple of photos on the way back to the ship.

One of my favorite places to relax on the ship is on the 8th deck that has windows all around.  The views were great today.

Gerda and Walter were at lunch today and I finished eating my desserts (yes, 2 delicious chocolate ones) with them.  Walter showed me photos of the rock climbing they did just recently.  I am so amazed about Gerda doing this at 83 years old.  What a roll model.

Marty, Ellen, and I purchased a small book this afternoon titled, The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage.  I wish I had seen it before we started.  It has small maps of each day’s voyage.  When I get home, I am going to try to photographs the maps and upload a post with all of them.

After our departure meeting we took time to walk around deck 5 several times when we were docked in Kjøllefjord.

We had another fabulous dinner. The presentation of the food is amazing.

  • Salmon Pastromi Cured with Polar Salt (Pickled cucumber and fennel, egg créme and trout roe.

  • Pork Shank (Light roasted vegetables, herb baked potato, fresh marinated red cabbage and Port wind sauce
  • N’yr Cheesecake (Raspberry sorbet from Gangstad Gård

As a bonus, we had a wonderful sunset.

We used my computer to stream services from First Unitarian in Marty’s and Ellen’s cabin as they were packing.

At 10:30 they made an announcement about a mandatory folk dancing dancing class.  Of course I had to go.  We learned 3 dances.

I was able to get a photo of Jane, Viv, and Peter also came.

It was a great ending to our last night on the ship.  We have to be out of our cabins by 10:00 tomorrow morning.  The astronomy program is going to store our backpacks so we don’t have to carry them around the ship until we depart at 2:30.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

One thought on “Sunrise in Trondheim, Nidaros Cathedral, Folk Dancing 10/6

  1. Hi Nancy
    Would like to take same cruise you have just taken. Name of Cruise & length of time (days) & approximate cost per person & what ever else you could advise me on. Appreciate your time & trouble
    Susan

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