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Trondheim looked fabulous from the sea and as we docked we had a view of the Islands and rocky outcrops passing by. An early start here was brilliant and
looking at the quite deep snow around the terminal told us that this was just what we had come to see. Trondheim was Norways first Capital and as such
quite important place. Again fabulous buildings and many of the storehouses along the river were built on stilts and to add to the ambience were so
brightly coloured. This was just the beginning of a magical day.
As we walked along we noticed the icicles hanging from the windows and made sure we stayed away from them..the cars parked along the road
were plugged into power as the owners went about their business. Very cool. A statue dedicated to music on show and children off to school or wherever
seemed not to notice the snow around.More magnificent Storehouses on the River Nid with reflections that made them picture perfect. Just glorious scenery for us all.
Next we came to a spectacular bridge that crossed the river. Many photo opportunities here as the surrounds lent themselves to a fabulous backdrop.
The river below was so still that it was picture perfect setting and not too long away across the bridge was Nidaros Cathedral, that has been a popular
place of pilgrimage for 1000 years. Off course with the snow so deep, one of our group just had to do a snow angel and entertain us all on the way. Well done.
The grounds of the Cathedral are so very special and it took a while to walk around and take it in but then a coffee stop was very welcome inside. A walk down
the streets back to the harbour past the shopping malls and small businesses showed us a little of the modern side of Trondheim. All to soon it was back to the
ship after a wonderful day.
Back on board we set sail again farewelling Trondheim and to our surprise passed the beautiful Kjeungskjaer Lighthouse that guides sea
traffic through many islands and outcrops keeping them safe. It is situated on a tiny island and is a bit of an architectural masterpiece.