26 Aug 2011 – Denmark

What is happening, earth quake on the USA east coast, hurricane in NY, torrential down pours here in OSL? More signs of global warming??

FOC 24hrs cruise to Frederikshavn/port of Federik the northern tip of Denmark on Stena Line (Swedish Liner) to cover all the Nordic countries for this summer. Pop of app 23,331, it is an important traffic portal with its ferry connections to Sweden and Norway. The town is well-known for fishing and its fishing and industrial harbours. Not quite FOC as the food and shopping on board total to over NOK800/S$180! The main crowd on the ship was mainly seniors like us… LOL! Buffet dinner and quite a nice change to be rocked sleep in the ship on calm waters, most relaxing 🙂

Thu: arrived into the port right on time, 0745hr and was welcomed in the fog with light drizzle by the Danish Navy 🙂 Had less than 2hrs on land to snap some shots of the area!

Appreciations to Mette for good company and glad that she could use my tax-free quota shopping. Had no intentions to drag any shopping from the bus-top up the hill and will be here for less than 3 weeks! What a surprise to be welcomed back to Norway by a Huldra papyrus boat like the RA!

In some Nordic traditions, the huldra lures men into the forest rewarding those who satisfy her and often killing those who do not. The Norwegian huldra is a lot less bloodthirsty and may simply kidnap a man or lure him into the underworld. She sometimes steals human infants and replaces them with her own ugly huldrebarn/huldre children.

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