Monday, May 26, 2014

Rib adventure at Geirangerfjord

It took quite a while to get dressed in our life jackets and dry suits - no wonder toddlers get grumpy.  Next time I'll follow the nice young man's advice and remove my boots first.  A Viking gave us a safety briefing - don't stand up under any circumstances.  We were told to grip the bar in front but I was on the front row with no bar in front:)  RIB is a rigid  inflatable boat.  All is still and then vroom vroom - we bent over sideways one way and then the other-at tremendous speed I could feel my eye lashes parting.  He enjoyed taking us under the waterfalls and I was glad I had booked a hair appointment for later.  We saw an eagle and he pointed out the incredible farmsteads high on the mountain where families live incredibly self sufficient lives.
Such fun!



This could be the Seven Sisters


 
 

14 comments:

johng1962 said...

Fantastic!! xx

Rog said...

Fab pics Pat! Makes me want to go there!

Mage said...

Stunning stuff all but the tilting RIB.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh Pat, it looks so very Beautiful! How exciting to see the country in this very special way.....GREAT Pictures, my dear.....I feel like I am really going along with you and this is thrilling for me.....Can't wait for the next post....

rosneath said...

exciting!

kenju said...

I'm trying not to be jealous!! I would so love to do that!

angryparsnip said...

Much fun !
Wonderful photos.
What a hard but interesting life on a farm in the hills.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

john: it was:)

Rog: I'm guessing it's your kind of place.

Mage: that was the fun bit:)

Naomi: that is so nice to hear:)

Roseneath: the great thing was one felt completwely safe. In factI felt like that during the whole voyage and I can hardly swim.

Judy: you are comparatively young so I expect you will one day.

Parsnip: one of our Viking guides had about four jobs - guiding, fire service, ambulance and farmed on the mountain. I could have listened to his tales of his life with his wife and his sheep for hours. In the winter they are totally cut off.

Kim Ayres said...

It looks like you've had a great time :)

maurcheen said...

Yes please!!! :-)

giveitanothergo said...

oooh get you, me next. I would love a go on a RIB

helen

Pat said...

Kim: It has certainly given me a shot in the arm.

Maurcheen: oddly we were an all woman boat - apart from the Viking and all 'singles'.

Helen: all you have to do is cruise to Norway:)

Ms Scarlet said...

Maybe next year! I would love to go to Norway again... I like what you said about the air on your previous post... it smalls fresher there than here!
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet: there are so many different excursions- I could go a couple more times without repeating myself. I could have been bolder but I wasn't sure what I could cope with.