(though maybe not all of them will appear today..)
Well, scrapbook me sideways but it's good to be back. We've had a lovely time; and we're home at just about the right point: you know? that moment when you start thinking a cup of coffee in your own kitchen would be nice? and internet, working, reliable internet..
The Monday before we left I posted the first of my pictures for Rinda's Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt ( no 21: me with a sign) because I couldn't wait any longer to begin. The rest? Let's see if they can tell the story of our trip..
We started out bright and early one Thursday morning (no 18: overloaded vehicle)
with only minor grumbles from the one who had been left with the pink flowery suitcase. But dads generally do Dad Packing, which doesn't take up a lot of space, so really, what else can he expect?
It didn't take long (approximately three minutes into our ferry trip) for me to spot no 8: someone plugged into social media. "But Mum: if you post that everyone will think I'm on my phone all the time." You think?
We headed onto the motorway and drove until blood sugar levels got low. Two bags of winegums later and it definitely was time to stop for the night. Just us and a brace or four of travelling policemen. Now there are their bikes, so where are their owners? (no 17 at least two people wearing matching uniforms).
The next day we reached the ship. Our first day at sea had its ups and downs and I mean that in the fullest sense of the phrase. But we're good sailors and we can always find something to do (no 4: people playing a card game. Also note no 5: architectural columns in the background); and the next morning saw us refreshed and ready for a little land action.
We wandered the streets of the beautiful Norwegian port of Stavanger and along the way I spotted an ornate door knocker (no 2), a satellite dish (no 11 - don't you just wonder if the person who built that house could ever have imagined such a thing?) and, during a gentle spot of shopping, a carousel (no 13)
Back on board and onwards as the scavenger hunt gathered pace...
...but maybe that's enough for one day? I have unpacking to do and many, many pairs of socks to wash. So to end today, here's an out-take:
I thought it was a beautiful body of water (no 20) or even a panoramic view taken from somewhere high (no 16) but then I realised it's of me but not by me. I got the photographer to send it to me from his phone. His autocorrect changed the title from body of water to body of waster. I'm saying nothing.
With warmest thanks for the have a nice time! messages. We did. Thank you. And now I'm looking forward to finding out what's new round here, and to getting back to waving on a Monday. See you soon.