We are back from our trip to England, Scotland, Ireland, Norway. My blog-writer program doesn’t upload while at sea, I think because the connection is so slow it times out. Anyway, after two or three expensive tries, I gave up.
First off, we had um…undesirable (dreadful) weather most of the trip. If it wasn’t blustery, horizontal rain it was fog. So the pictures aren’t up to my exacting standards, but here goes:
England: Pea soup fog=no photos. We planned to go to Stonehenge but it was socked in, so we slept. We had the Screaming Baby from Hell going across the pond and we got no sleep. At all.
Shetland ponies on Shetland Island. These shrunk-down horses come in size small and smaller. The larger one in front comes to my waist, or about the size of a Bernese Mountain Dog. They were bred down in size so they could haul the carts out of the coal mine shafts. Today they’re mostly sold for shows or pony rides.
Next we went to Edinburgh, Scotland but guess who walked off the ship without her camera. It was raining cats and dogs anyway. So after Scotland we went to Alesund, Norway. Here’s our little ship next to a big one in the fjord. Again, raining cats and dogs. What a weird expression…
Have you ever heard of Giant’s Causeway? I included a link if you’re curious. It’s interesting. Well, to me anyway.
You will have to take my word for it that this photo was taken near midnight. It was hard to sleep with the Midnight Sun blasting all night long. Follow the link to learn more about Polar Day if you’re interested.
Svalbard. And another link. We got way into the Arctic Circle, and as far north as 80 degrees latitude. We did not see a Polar Bear.
I hope you liked my little photo collection. There’s no place like home. Especially after 32 days at sea in a very cold climate.