were still jet lagged and it seemed a clever idea to be on our feet awhile. It was a beautiful mountain day with deep blue skies, cool but not cold temperatures and lots of sunlight. A good start to the first part of the Norwegian section of this Viking voyage
3 rd Port: Stavanger, Norway This Southern port city is best noted for its “Gamle Stavanger”meaning “Old City.” Besides lots of cobblestone streets, Stavanger protects its 250 old wooden houses dating from the 18 th and 19 th centuries. At one time, the city fathers decided to destroy old town in favor of more modern facilities and residences. However, a great cry went up from the populace and a conservancy was formed to save “Gamle.” North Sea oil money helped in saving and repairing the many houses as well. Today, they are private homes which can be modernized on the inside but not altered in any way on the outside.
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