|And so we all meet - thanks for a fancy 'cruising glasses' Suz!|
We discovered we all have a good dose of that great malaise TFOMO (the fear of missing out) so after missing the first morning, Wendy was up and joining Susan and me on our morning run. Those Pilate classes are obviously paying off as she didn't miss a beat for 7km. Our morning runs gave us opportunity to explore the city and plan our days.
|The Royal Palace - Det Kongelige Slott|
|Vigelandsparken at Frognerparken|
|Clinging to the roof of the Operahuset|
Under sparkling, cloudless skies, we spent our days sightseeing around Oslo - visiting the Vikingskipmuseet (Viking Ship Museum), a hike along the Akerselva River, a whip around the Historical Museum, changing of the guards at the Royal Palace, a look at The Scream (and the Monets, Picassos, Rodins, Degas... we are not a Chinese tour group after all!) at the National Gallery, a clambour up the Opera House and a picnic in the Botanical Gardens.
|Vikingskipmuseet - over 1000 years old, this ship was built for |
the open ocean. May the rape and pillaging begin!
|Not my first choice of vessel to weather a North Atlantic storm|
|Roald Amundsen succeeded where Scott and Franklin failed|
|Made from flotsam and jetsam plucked from the sea|
|Parkland along the Akerselva River|
|So Girls, we are where?|
|Slottsplassen - the palace forecourt and |
gardens are open to the public
|Contemplating 'Brudeferd i Hardanger' |
(Bridal Procession in Hardanger) - absolutely stunning.
|ARRRRGGGGHHHH - yay Wendy for elbowing |
the hoards of tourists out of your way!
|A throne for a princess - at the Botanical gardens|
|The open fjord|
|Three girls in a fjord...|