Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ramblings, and Roses

Not had time to post anything lately, since the holidays are over, and somehow I got conned into working overtime. But here's a few bits and pieces from the last few days.
On Saturday we took a trip over to Molde on the Hurtigbåt (Fast Boat/Water Taxi) Simply because it was a fine day, and we fancied a pint of beer in the pub on the pier, the Dockside.
The Hurtigbåt takes about 20 minutes for the 11km crossing, at roughly 23 knots. Sometimes the boat goes through the sound between the small islands and, when the crew aren't scared, they go through at normal speed, which is quite impressive considering how little space there is in the channel. Here's a picture, passing the first marker.
And a picture towards the east end of Hjertøya, the island which is home to the fisheries museum, which I posted about earlier.
There was a nice old cruise ship in Molde, the Marco Polo.
And, on the subject of boats, this little beauty was lying in the harbour.
As I said, the basic plan was to have a couple of beers in the Dockside pub, but, that went rather wrong. The signs on the beer taps still say Ringnes, the glasses say Ringnes, but the horrible sods have started to serve Dahls Pils... Dahls is brewed in Trondheim, and it tastes just like the Trondheim water,, Piss.. YUK.
So we had a wander around the street.
Molde is the original one street town, a bit like Lerwick, but for some strange reason Wikipedia insist that Molde is a city. Many attempts have been made to correct the error on Wikipedia, but they know better. Maybe Lerwick should be upgraded to a city.. LOL
Here's the street in Molde on a busy Saturday.
And my favourite building. Green, ain't it.
Then we found a pub which sold Stella Artois, and that saved the day. :) :)

Anyway, not much else to say apart from back at work, temperatures in the high 20s during the day, and as I write this at 1030pm, it's still 22 degrees. Damn near tropical.
This of course suits our roses nicely, so here's a few shots of them from the last few days. We're kinda proud of them.

Yun's aa fir enoo.

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