My first impression of the Orland area was flying into Trondheim and seeing from the window what seemed like steam rising up from the depths of the sea…. What a bizarre sight. I didn’t understand it until I arrived in Orland via the ferry. Here the phenomena was even more out of this world. Wow… I have to admit that I have travelled a bit in my time but did not seen this lunar-type landscape where clouds rear up out of the old dark sea. Its like the water is boiling in a giant kettle.
Although its just a boring case of the sea being warmer than the air above it and that’s what creates the steam. But forget the boring answer, its looks like
something from Mars, or more like a scene form Lord of the Rings, where Gollum retired too after someone stole his ring.
Its looks even more dramatic from Orland ground level… powerful and a bit spookie. Remindered me of the old film, The Incredible Shrinking Man when the boat passes through the mist and he gets bits on his chest and then starts to srink, something I could do without but its a great film.
What’s better that stepping of the ferry straight in to your hotel, not even having to go outside into the -25 sunshine, I like – and the bars right next to the reception .
Orland was hosting one of the four National Eurovision Song Contests and I that is why I was here, to find out why Norway have become the darlings of Europe and England are so crap now??? I was a spy…
Everyone that was involved was staying at the hotel so it was party time at the bar… great fun but £12.00 for a single measure of Aquavits is wrong. I wasn’t even paying and it still killed me.
AQUAVITS: A unique Norwegin moon-shine spirit drink with a herby taste. I love it but don’t get it on you clothes.
WHY DO YOU THINK NO-ONE COMES TO NORWAY BECAUSE NO ONE CAN BLOODY AFFORD IT!
I staggered off to me bedroom about 2.30 totally forgetting all the ESC secrets I had learnt that night, someone had poisoned me with a bottle of Aquavits.
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