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Day 11 - Obsolete Guns and the "Dried Cod Capital"

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

We started off today in Trondheim. Mum and I didn’t get off the ship - too busy enjoying breakfast.


We left Trondheim just after 9:30am, passing the Hurtigruten ship MS Nordlys on the way. At the exit of Trondheim’s Fjord there is the former Agdenes lighthouse which was in use between 1804 and 1894. Two forts were built in this area between 1895 and 1900 when Norway’s union with Sweden crumbled. They weren’t used until 1940 when a German Warship came into view steaming towards Trondheim. The obsolete guns and undermanned forts were useless as the guns couldn’t even reach the centre of the channel!

Pictures 1 and 2 - Views from the Ship

Kristiansund, now regarded as Norway’s “dried cod capital” is spread across three islands which are dependent on bridges and an excellent harbour. The harbour has been used since the early Stone Age and houses as old as 10,000 years have been found in the area.

We disembarked here for a short walk up the quay, past a shop that had some really BIG tools – no hammers though! At the end of our walk we saw a number of statues before retracing our steps back to the ship. The lights on the other side of the water were really pretty.

Picture 3 - View Across the Water, Kristiansund

After leaving Kristiansund we cross the open sea on the way to Molde, known as Norway’s “City of Roses”. On the way we pass the steep, grey, pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

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