Saturday, 6 June 2020

Should Have Been on the Way to Norway Today!

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                 Land of the Midnight Sun, Norway             
Yan Zhang  Wikimedia Commons

Yes we should have been on the way to the North Cape of Norway & the Land of the Midnight Sun on a cruise today but thanks to the virus we aren't. It was our 50th wedding anniversary last September but due to numerous health problems we didn't make the cruise we fancied in September so we booked to go to Norway this year.

We were looking forward to the cruise as I haven't been to Norway for over fifty years and I've never been that far North in Norway. Nordkapp or the North Cape as we know it is the most northerly part of Europe & is the point where the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea and I have to admit I was looking forward to it.  

We're lucky living so far north in England with our lovely long light nights in summer, well when the weather's good it's light until after 10.30pm & the sun starts coming up at about 2.30am. We went for a walk tonight at about 9.15pm & the sun was going down & was brilliant but not the midnight sun.

Never mind maybe next year but it's hard to tell what's going to happen with cruising or travel abroad anywhere. Maybe it will be Scotland, it's about time I went back there.


9 comments:

  1. At least you are gathering thoughts of things to look forward to.

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    1. Yes it's the only way to get through this beggar of a virus!

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  2. wow, gorgeous photo. Happy 50th ..even though it's a little late. My 50th comes up in May next year but we've been together 53 years counting dating. Wow what a long time to live with the same person. Hope you can make that trip. And you have such long days and early sunrises. Amazing. Good to see a post from you.

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    1. Thank you. Yes it's a long time but looking back it seems to have flown. May will be here before you know it!

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  3. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! Hope you get to return to Norway sometime soon, and Scotland doesn't sound bad either.

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  4. Thank you. I hope so too. As you say Scotland sounds good too.

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  5. Yes I've had to cancel trips during lockdown, one to the States and one to the South of France. My partner runs a large travel company so it's a very stressful time, but Europe is opening up again which is good but I can't see cruises happening for a while. We've booked a flight to the States in November, to be honest I wouldn't want to travel on a plane at the moment.

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    1. That's a shame but as long as you're all OK that's the main thing. It must be stressful being in the travel industry at the moment, I hope things improve soon for you both.
      I don't think we'll be cruising for at least a year. If we do, it will be on one of the small ships like the ones Oceania have.
      I used to be a tour manager for a rail holiday company and I really love travelling by train so I might think about that for a holiday next year. I always feel less cramped on a train and it's great being able to enjoy the scenery on the journey.
      Like you I don't fancy being on a plane at the moment in fact I'm not sure I fancy going on a plane again. By November things will have hopefully improved so you'll feel better about getting away.

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  6. I'm so sorry that you've missed your long-looked-forward-to Norwegian trip. I hope it happens next year. I know it is hard to make plans, but I can't help feeling that with all the scientists and top brains working on this they will have found some way of controlling this disease effectively by the time another year has gone by. I have never been to Norway but the coastline always looks remarkable from the photos, and I recently saw a TV programme set there which was quite incredible!

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Should Have Been on the Way to Norway Today!

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