This blog is posted when we travel overseas taking a break from our Fulltime RV Life.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Oksfjord to Batsfjord –Tuesday 8 March 2016

 

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I read somewhere that there was supposed to be a huge liquefied gas plant up here. Maybe this was it, maybe it wasn’t. Just another of those known unknowables Life presents us at times. Clueless Bob.

 

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I do believe Ms. Healthy Eater went a little overboard in the health drink department this morning. I’d show my breakfast but as long time readers know, it would merely be fishy. Bob, the Wannabe Pickled Herring.

 

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For the past several days now we have seen that round bright thing in the sky. One guess is as good as another. The current thinking is that it’s a Russian spy satellite.

 

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The northern lights in the daytime. Definitely not as spectacular as the night time version. Delusional Bob.

 

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Supposedly it is nuclear submarine taking part in a huge NATO military exercise. Like the gas plant and northern lights, I just post them, I don’t pretend to know what they are.

 

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Island the ship passed by. Don’t ask me why she took this photo. Bob, the Know Nothing.

 

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In this case I was able to determine why she took this photo.

 

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Close-up of the previous photo. The first red building of the day is a two for one.

 

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Following a sunbeam to a winter paradise.

 

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Just to prove that I things other than fish on occasion. Onion soup, red cabbage, marinated sweet potatoes plus beets and barley. I know, it’s about as weird as eating only fish every meal. To very loosely use Popeye’s words, I knows what I likes and I likes what I knows, I’s Bob the Weird Eater Man.

Below is a brief tour of today’s noon buffet.

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You can tell what part of our noon meal Linda likes best.

 

 

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Linda chaining up for a walk around Honningsvag. There is snow on top but underneath every street and sidewalk it is a sheet of ice.

 

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Selfie of the day.

 

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i promise not to post all the dozen or so icicle photos Linda took, but I know i have to post at least one of them or I’ll be in big trouble. It’s been so long since she’s seen an icicle I was surprised she even remembered what they were. Linda the elephant.

 

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We saw these all over town. You put what you buy in the basket. Place one foot on a runner and push yourself along with the other foot, and if you’re going downhill just put both feet on the runners and coast along.

 

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Young or old, everyone seems to have one. Except we tourists, that is.

 

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I was ordered to walk done a steep and very icy driveway to take this photo. There is no way I would not post it. Smart Bob.

 

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When the German troops left this town in 1944, they burned every building in the entire town except for this church.

 

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Cemetery in winter.

 

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The interior of the church is beautiful in its simplicity.

 

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There are many fishing boats in the marina.

 

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Covering all the bases. An Italian, American and Turkish restaurant.

 

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It took her four tries to hit me a chuck of frozen snow from this distance. Obviously our granddaughters didn’t inherit their softball skills form Linda.

 

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I like it.

 

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Being one third Scandinavian, I wonder if this could be a distant cousin? Linda was pretty positive it was, stating that our stomachs were almost identical.

 

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Car deck on the ship. Not many people going to the top of the world.

 

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It was a long tiring day for the woman who said I bore a strong resemblance to a troll.

 

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Beautiful sunset today.

 

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It was even colder than she looks.

 

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Saying goodbye to our wonderful dinner companions for the past week, Shari and Penny. One of the great things about traveling are the really nice people we get to meet.

 

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Then there are the northern lights.

 

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For as long as Linda stood out there in the cold to take photos of the lights, I have to post something.

 

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Later I went out and captured this. It’s the green deck matting blurred by the rocking of the ship. Bad Bob.

1 comment:

  1. I actually am enjoying all the red building pictures. Also enjoy you writing Bob

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