Saturday, March 11, 2017

Sailing from Trondheim

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 Lunch Day 3

Shortly after returning from our Trondheim excursion to Nidaros Cathedral it was time for lunch in the Restaurant (main dining room on Deck C).  Lunches are served buffer style.  As you can see in the picture, there was a selection of hot and cold food to chose from.

Our choices included meat and potatoes, salad, and a sandwich.   Dessert consisted of home-made strudel topped with vanilla sauce and berries.

Monks Island

Shortly after departure we saw Munkholmen (Monks Island) on the starboard side. This was Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times and the Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fort, later becoming a custom house. Today this is a popular recreational area, with good bathing and restaurant.

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

The Kjeungskjær lighthouse (Norwegian: Kjeungskjær fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Ørland in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on a tiny island at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) west of the village of Uthaug and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the village of Nes in Bjugn. 

It was built in 1880 and automated in 1987. Prior to being automated, the operators lived on the lower floors of the building. The lighthouse is lit from July 21 until May 16 every year. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun. The red lighthouse is an octagonal-shaped building that is 20.6 metres (68 ft) tall.

We spent the afternoon sailing past snow-capped mountains and little colorful villages from the comfort of the Panorama Lounge on Deck G.
Additional photos can be found on our Norway Shutterfly page

Sailing from Trondheim
Hurtigruten Ship Yard

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