Ice magic

Trip Start Dec 23, 2012
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Trip End Jan 23, 2013


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Hurtigruten ship

Flag of Norway  , North Norway,
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Temp 0C

This was a short break for an hour and as it was 6.30pm it was quite dark, so excuse the poor quality photographs.

Main attraction was the Magic Ice Sculpture Gallery.  Not very big exhibition but some very clever designs.  They were depicting parts of the local history and environment.  I particularly liked the two Polar Bears because they were perfectly see through, but also they are meant to be the actual size of the animal.  Yep, those animals could easily eat me for breakfast.

Then I went for a walk around the town which was very quiet, practically dead, but I think that most people were indoors.  It's an area known for fishing, particularly cod, hence the drying racks dotted around the coast.  They also have salmon farms as wild ones are becoming impossible to find, unlike in Finland.

There was quite a large World War 2 museum near the docks that looked jammed packed with old, smelly stuff.  No, it did look interesting but in the end I ran out of time.

Back on the boat we had a late dinner.  I know I keep talking about food but some of it is really special.  Last night I skipped dinner because I hadn't done much walking and wasn't very hungry.  Plus it was a reindeer feast which I really couldn't stomach again.  Tonight was superb.  Entree was a Potato and Leek soup which had some herb in it which I couldn't pick what it was but it tasted beautiful.  Main course was steamed Haddock with sauteed vegetables and tomato puree.  Then dessert was the ultimate tongue zinger.  It was a Rhubarb and Strawberry soup.  Sounds strange but it was really refreshing.  I didn't care much for the cream in the middle, but I definetely ate all the soup.

Okay it's almost 3am.  One more walk around the deck to check the sky for activity, then off to bed. 
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