May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 NIV

Friday, June 25, 2010

Denmark Continued

Jim and I both agree that we didn't have enough time in Denmark. In fact, the only city we saw was Copenhagen.......and we didn't thoroughly see everything we could have seen there. If we return, Jim wants to travel more around the country and see where his ancestors lived. His great-grandfather immigrated from Denmark. He married a woman from Sweden after arriving in the United States. Somewhere along the line, the "en" in Sorensen became "on" thus confusing future generations into thinking that everyone was from Sweden.

This is the small town of Dragon on the coast of the island of Zealand. Zealand is the island where Copenhagen is located. It is a small village that was originally settled by Dutch immigrants who were brought in to farm the land.

All The houses in Dragon were painted this lovely yellow and they all had tile roofs. It rained that day so we didn't have good contrast for pictures.

In the late afternoon, we boarded an overnight ferry/cruise to Oslo, Norway. The cabin was tiny and compact but basically comfortable. Guess who got the upper bunk? It wasn't Jim. We had a delicious dinner buffet that evening and arrived in Oslo, Norway the next morning about 9:30 a.m.

We by-passed Oslo at this point and boarded a motor coach to begin our journey through the Fjord country of Norway. We began to see the real beauty of the Norwegian landscape as we passed lakes, farms on hillsides, and snowy plateaus.

Our guide told us that Spring has only just arrived about a week ago. Until then, people were still skiing. In some areas, they can ski all year long. Many people have summer cottages in this area. Notice the hairpin turns that our motor coach was constantly making. Made for some exciting rides.

So ends another blog entry on our travels. There was definitely more to see on this day as we traveled to the snowy plateaus of the Hardanger Fjord.

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