Great adventurers and a taste of Norway 

Borders I’ve never seen one but I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.  

This quote from Thor Hyerdadahls captures a vision of adventure and cultural interaction. 

The Kon Tiki

To see see the Kon Tiki to know the strength of that quest bought tears to my eyes. 

Fram, Kon Tiki and Rah form part of the maritime history at Bigdoy in Oslo.

Thor Hyerdadahl and polar Explorer Rould Amundsen were adventures after the highest order.

The Norwegian team led by Amundsen that were first to the South Pole

The ship Fram a wooden ship designed by the great Colin Archer that still holds the record the furthest north and south of any ship.

Fram

These are names that have fed my love of maritime adventure. 

For as it is said about the Norwegian sailor. 

If there is a boat that floats he will be the first one there. 

The Norwegian prowess at sea has existed for centuries. The Vikings emblamatic of their skill and exploration.

As these Viking burial ships show. 

Viking burial ships

A day at the Norwegian maritime museums is a wonderful insight into a rich maritime history. 

My taste of Norway took me north past Trondheim and its fjord. 

And to the very steep fjords on the west coast

And its glacier covered mountains

But a summer full of rain in the high northern latitudes was too much for this bloke from the driest continent on the planet. 

So it was a taste of Norway till maybe another time. 

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4 Responses to Great adventurers and a taste of Norway 

  1. Jude says:

    Just love all the photos – museum, fjords, everything 🙂

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