Many of you have followed our adventures for several years, and might remember all the lighthouses we saw in Maine in July of 2014.
We love lighthouses, so we were excited to be able to climb two while we were in Norway. Turns out they’re pretty much exactly the same as those we have here in the States.
The first one we visited was out on the flat coast not so far from where we were staying. This is the Lista Lighthouse, just up the road from the alpaca farm I showed you in the last Norway post.
Long ago there used to be three lighthouses here, and you can see where they were when you’re standing up top of the one remaining.
The view from the top, in every direction, was pretty stunning.
And, as usual, I didn’t want to go back down.
But on the ground were interesting things too, particular those things left over from World War Two. There were a couple bunkers with views of the ocean, and a display discussing the damage plastics are causing in our oceans.
And there was this thing.
We spent a good amount of time examining this, with it’s tractor like seat and apparatus complete with a mirror-type thing hanging overhead. We tried to imagine how it had been used. And marveled that it was still there after all these years.
It was a good trip to see a great lighthouse. But we weren’t done.
On another day we took a road trip to the furthest south lighthouse in Norway, at Lindesnes. The terraine there is entirely different than up at Lista.
This lighthouse is shorter than Lista, but it sits higher above the sea on a rocky point.
There was plenty to see there too, though it was really windy. On the ground there was a circle carved into the stone, with arrows pointing to places around the world, including New York City. You could stand there and face the country you were from. Of course I did.
We didn’t have a lot of time there, but we enjoyed it so much. By the time we came down we were hungry, so we stopped along the way home at a wonderful restaurant that served Thai food.
I had to use Google Translate to figure out the menu, written in Norwegian describing Thai dishes. Luckily what I finally picked was excellent!
We saw so much on these road trips, so much more than what I’ve shown you. And I haven’t even taken you to the churches we visited or out in the boat
Time is getting short, as I’m preparing for my next trip…but maybe, just maybe I’ll at least get those churches posted before I leave.
You just never know.