Monday, May 21, 2012

Pining for the Fjords

May 21st
I’m writing to you from our room in Flåm which overlooks the mountains and waters of the Aurland Fjord. There are several waterfalls cascading down the snow capped mountains. Today we left Oslo early in the morning and took an express train to Myrdal (pic attached) high up in the mountains. From there we took the Flåmsbanen, one of the world’s most breathtaking train rides. It is only 12 miles long and takes a little under an hour the train drop some 2,835 feet. After checking in at our place we took a 3km hike up to an old farm church from the 1600s. Little tiny pipe organ and pews with doors (keep people in or out or both?)J Walked back an had a Norwegian smorgasbord. They had elk stew that was amazing. Oh, I should mentionfor you McMennamin folks, they have their own brewery which is housed in what looks like one of the medieval staves (wooden churches with dragons – clearly a Viking influence Good beer. Skål

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