Thursday, August 26, 2010

Noms and more Norway.

Flynn: Nom nom nom. Oh hello, you just caught me in the middle of my mousie snax. I was going to show you the photos from Olden in Norway, but I have been told it is rude to talk with your mouth full so I better let mum do it.

Mum: Thanks Flynnie.

Our next stop was the town of Olden in the Nordfjord.
It is on the edge of the valley of Oldedalen with some very pretty walks.

In the centre of the town is the 'Old Church'. It was built in 1759 on the site of the original church which had been built in 1300.

I don't know who the people are in the painting as unfortunately
there was no English translation there.

The paintings and carvings are beautiful.

The pew doors and decorations were taken from the old original church.

We followed the river up through the valley......

...... and came to the new church which had been built in 1934 to help preserve the old church.

Olden Lake was very beautiful with the mountains and sky reflected in the still water.

In contrast the river is fast flowing and comes from the Jodestal ice field.


Back to Nordfjord and it was time to board the ship to head towards Bergen.

In the distance can be seen part of the Jostedal Icefield which is the biggest in Europe.

The water was so still disturbed only by the ripples from the ship.

Some time later parts of the icefield could still be seen. We only have one more port of call which will be Bergen.

33 comments:

Kea said...

What. a. trip. Gorgeous photos! Our mom's green with envy. LOL.

Good mouse catch, Flynn! Yum!

Lauren M. Davis Folk Art! said...

WOW, those photos are amazing and beautiful!!!!!! I have always wanted to go to Norway and I hope to someday soon!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Looks like a wonderful time!!! ~Hugs~ Lauren and the fuzzies

ABBY said...

Our Momma is 1/2 Danish and she has always wanted to take her Mom back to Denmark...we love the holiday pictures...and Flynn that is a feast you have there.

purrin

xo
Abby

Angel and Kirby said...

Good catch Flynn! Your Mom takes very lovely pictures! Mom so wants to go and see far away places.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I wonder if they have mousies in Norway? I bet you'd catch them if they did!

Brian said...

The pictures are lovely and no doubt the mousie was yummy!

Kari said...

How beautiful and unspoiled. We can almost smell the fresh air and taste the fresh clean water from here. Everything is so picturesque and charming.
We are going to nom our Temptations and mum is going to get her mug of tea and we are going to savour you mum's photos.

Jo said...

Oh my goodness what a beautiful beautiful place!!
I even "borrowed" one of your pictures for my screen saver.. just gorgeous.
But then with anything beautifil, it's nice to visit but boring to live.
Oh if I win the lottery one day I am so visiting!! hehe

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Looks like your mom had a fun trip and saw lots of beautiful sights.

Hope you enjoyed your mouse snack.

Sparkle said...

I wonder if the mice are as tasty in Norway.

Pierro said...

Absolutely stunning STUNNNNNING photos of the Norway Zone. Goodness, I think those guys with the beards are the local rugby team from early times. They are certainly a muscular bunch.

bonks kitties. Flynn get that mousie!

Au and Target said...

It looks so lovely there. But isolated? Can't imagine passing a winter there.

That mousie looks excellent, but I feel sorry for him/her. You let it go, right???

Derby, Ducky said...

Mousies snacks!

Cat said...

Olden lake looks beautiful, I love it when the water is all glassy like that!

Enjoy your mouse Flynn :-)

Laila and Minchie said...

What a beautiful part of the world!

That mousie snax sure does look yummy!

Jacqueline said...

You are such a great hunter, Flynn...Beautiful vacation photos...kisses, sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

We love Luna said...

Olden lake is breathtaking!Your pictures are stunning, thanks so much for sharing!
purrs and love
Luna

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

It looks really beautiful. The lanscape reminds me of Austria ~ although the property looks very Norwegian. I'd love to go there.

Jan

The Island Cats said...

Norway is so beautiful!

Flynn, can we come over and help you with that mousie???

Marg said...

Norway really is gorgeous. What a fun trip that must have been. Flynn, thanks for not talking with your mouth full and great job catching that little mouse.
Have a fantastic day.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh wow, Olden Lake is stunning!

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Eric and Flynn your Mom and Dad took a dream vacation in a beautiful land. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures....
I love the mountain reflection in the lake,
Madi and Mom

Hannah and Lucy said...

The men in your mum's photo made our mum think of garden gnomes. Mum loved the pew decorations - were they made to look like reindeer antlers? Such lovely photos and everywhere looks so clean and fresh.
Flynn you were very considerate not to talk with your mouth full of mousie - we'd have hated to dodge the crumbs!!

SuziQCat said...

Beautiful, but I bet that water is cold!! :) I love quaint small towns regardless of the country.

Nice catch Flynn!

Ginger Jasper said...

Mighty hunter with your mousie.. I love the pictures.. Mum and dad said they are very beautiful especialy the one with the reflection in the water.. Hugs GJ xx

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

What an absolutely gorgeous country Norway looks to be. The picture of those men...they look like they're Gnomes!

And..WTG Flynn, on your hunting and munching skills!

The Whiskeratti said...

The water scenes especially are just stunning. We're glad you are sharing them.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Thanks everso for the travel photos...mewmmie says it makes us 'armchair' travelers and we like the sounds of that.

We will leave the enjoyment of furred creatures to you adventurous cats though!

CatLadyDiary.com said...

We still can't believe your mom lets you eat those mousies!

CCL Wendy said...

You've taught Flynn well, not to talk with his 'mouse' full!

Those Norway pictures are absolutely stunning! Each one could be a a picture postcard.

Actually, some of the mountain shots remind me of places in Alberta and British Columbia (in the Rockies).

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

First of all: EEEEEEEKKKKKKK (that was Mommy when she saw the mouse)

Now...the pictures are just beautiful!

Sagira said...

Hope you enjoyed your mouse snack. :)

Looks so beautiful over there. The waters are so blue and everything is so green. Just beautiful.

Forty Paws said...

Beautiful photos!!! What a lufferly trip!!!

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