So our time in Svelvik came to an end. What a special, wonderful trip.
We still had a couple of days in Oslo before flying home.
This lady and her kids were relaxing down near the harbour.
I knew we had one leg left on our Eurail pass so we jumped on the train and went on a day trip to Lillehammer and back.
It's a nice town and hosted the Winter Olympics in 1994.
Back in Oslo it was a short walk from our hotel to Frogner Park.
An excursion to the Kon-Tiki Museum was interesting.
Our flight home was very interesting. From Oslo to Bangkok and then to Perth. We passed over an airport somewhere south west of Moscow and I was able to see 3 aircraft line astern on final to land there. As we were heading east, away from the setting sun, it got dark quickly. I could see on the map that we would be flying over the 'Stans before ducking south of the Himalayas and across India.
I expected large expanses of blackness on the ground over the Stans but there were lights everywhere. There must be kazillions of people in these countries.
I had no illusions about the population in India. That too, was one big mass of lights. It's surprising how many other aircraft are out there in the middle of the night too, dodging big tropical thunderstorms.
We had a short, but bleary eyed transit in Bangkok and got home to Perth feeling quite good after a snooze on the flight.
Well, what a terrific trip. The Hurtigruten Fjord Cruise should be on everyone's list. Our week in Svelvik was wonderful. Such good people and a fascinating pilgrimage for me and Robyn.