Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Norway - Just WOW AND ANNEMOR SUNDBO



Kristiansand, Norway


We landed in Norway, so far north yet the weather was very hot.   This is one of the most beautiful places I've been to.   I really did not take as many photos as I should have because I was just so enchanted by everything around me and was soaking it all in.   Just sailing through the fjords to reach this beautiful spot was amazing.   The ship is docked across from the Opera House and within a few short steps you enter a small marina filled with boats, shops and restaurants. 








Of course there was yarn shopping.  


The BEST TREAT OF ALL..... ANNEMOR SUNDBO





Annemor opened her studio to us and spoke of her passion for preserving the knitting history of Norway.   The mittens and gloves you see here are the remains of tossed away items that where shredded to make new yarn and woven into blankets, mattress pads etc.   Recycling dating back to the Second world war.    When she asked to apprentice with the owner of the mill, her said sure if she was willing to buy the mill.  Annemor purchased the mill in 1983, and thus began her journey to save the designs.  She has won many awards for her work and written quite a few knitting books.   











Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Invergorden- A day of leisure




Invergorden, Scotland
The Highlands and abode of Nessie


This was one of the last stops on our voyage.   I decided to forgo the trip to see the Loch Ness  Monster and explore this shipbuilding and key Naval location during the second world war.   We walked around the town, visited the museum and lunched at a local coffee shop.   This was the only place that accepted money in pounds (English and Irish),  euros and even krone's,  so a shopping I did do.  The local bank was in a Subway Sandwich Shop!!!!!