Wednesday, July 9, 2014


To read the adventure in the order of the Day by Day Trip Report click HERE. To see all the photos for Trollfjord click HERE.

Midnight Sun

A day of days. We cross the Arctic Circle, have all kinds of celebrations and historical infomercials for the fantastic arctic explorations by the Norwegians.

Loads of geographical photos that show the change in the topography of the landscapes. NO MORE TREES, MORE JAGGED MOUNTAINS, barren except for bits of green that looks a lot like our NW moss.

It is 11:00 pm and still daylight as we head for the Trollfjord. The skinny skinny skinny inlet that makes Princess Louisa Inlet look like  Commencement Bay.

We could not touch the sides but it was mighty close. It is midnight, clear, calm and stunningly beautiful. The water is light green, clear, and you can see down into it for miles(sorta). The waterfall was a true topper.

Inger was busy taking photos left and right. Hi Birger!

Even if you haven't looked at other pix, don't miss these.  
Here for Trollfjord pix.

FACTOID: Trolls sleep for 1,000 years after their midday nap and before they start throwing stones at the ship!


To read the adventure in the order of the Day by Day Trip Report click HERE. To see all the photos for the day click HERE.

And What do My Wandering Eyes Perceive?

"The weather is having difficulty deciding whether to go all for proper winter or just to stick to being antisocially cold." said Anita in  the book, MEET ME IN MALMO.

After a beautiful day in Trondheim yesterday in the mid 70' dawns (barely at 5:00am) foggy, gray, dank, rainy, typical marine morning. We just left Nesna, Norway and are heading for the "CROSSING"! 

We hear some announcement on the speaker but can't understand it so we rush to the "camp" in anticipation. We realize that we have an hour or so more before we hit the "CROSSING"! This photo is our "Northern Lights" or as close as we can get.....

As we get closer, the fog begins to lift and the sun filters into our 7.11.40 the MS Finnmarken hits the mark!!! How do we know???? As we look out the window, we see a "globe" built on a small island, Vikingen. 
66DEG 33MIM. From now on we will belong to the same family as 400,000 of Norway's citizen who are members of the world's northernmost civilization. 


We hit Bodo right at noon, the sun is shinning and shirt sleeves are  shortening. We stood by the railing as we entered Bodo looking for Inger and Vikki. There they were standing with their suitcases waiting and waving.

Very easy entry for them and quick check-in. Their room is just down the hall from ours and we will be sharing a table of 4 for dinner each night. We are so happy they have finally joined us and all our separate journeys have merged into the fairy tale Birger(Inger’s husband) has suggested.

L to R:  Vikki, Beth, Inger, Becky

 The weather has perked up, the sun is shinning, most of the Europeans are sitting in the sun taking naps....temperature low 70's. We have to rest up, for tonight we meet the trolls at midnight in the daylight!!