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Autumn cruise on Oslo fjord

Always looking for new ways to enjoy our local area, and new angles for our photography passion, we decided today to view the fall foilage from the fjord! Norway Yacht Charter AS runs a tourist boat service on Oslo fjord. We had the pleasure of sailing on “Jomfruen” which is norwegian for “Virgin”. She was built in Hardanger, Norway in 1917 was used for many years to transport fish from the west coast of Norway into the Oslo fish market. Now this lovely two masted sailboat was refurbished in 1984 and now serves as a tourist cruise boat with a dining room and bar inside the cabin. RennyBA took some pictures of the boat coming in to dock, I’m sorry but I only took photos from onboard. So you will have to see his article when he posts hehehe!

Sailing on Jomfruen towards Oslo City

Sailing on Jomfruen towards Oslo City

RennyBA was well prepared for the trip as always and he was climbing all around the ship, taking pictures from every possible angle. He really loves photography and talking to the local workers. I think he befriended the entire crew in the time of our journey, and I thought I saw them give him a pat on the shoulder on the way off the ship. Maybe they were just grateful that he took the gang plank instead of hopping off the side!

RennyBA cruising

RennyBA cruising

The colors along the shore were at their peak. The birches and the maples were at their full fall glory. Although on one side of the fjord you had a view of the sprawling city of Oslo, just across the fjord were islands full of small cotages, cozy hiding spots, quite coves and abundant nature.

Amazing fall foilage

Amazing fall foilage

Here you can see we weren’t the only ones in the mood for sailing in this good weather. A number of people had their boats out for one last trip before putting them into winter storage, or packing them good in for the season.

Sailing in the fall sunshine

Sailing in the fall sunshine

On our way back we had a wonderful panorama view of the city spread out before us. I for one just love sailing and think that everything looks smaller and more manageable from the shoreline.

Panorama shoreline of Oslo City

Panorama shoreline of Oslo City

As many of you well know my husband RennyBA has been actively planning a Blog Gathering in August 2010. If you would like to come and experience some of these beautiful places yourself I recommend that you click on the Logo to learn more about the gathering. We are really looking forward to welcoming friends from the blogsphere from all over the world! Check it out!

Oslo Blog Gathering 2010

Oslo Blog Gathering 2010

Comments on: "Autumn cruise on Oslo fjord" (10)

  1. Looks beautiful! And I will be there!

  2. I’ve never sailed on a sail boat. I’ve been on them, but never have sailed on one. Maybe some day. Looks like a wonderful cruise.

    I wish we could come next year, but I’ve got too many responsibilities with our yacht club. I’m vice commodore next year and that requires much work.

    Have a terrific day. Big hug to you and Renny. πŸ™‚

  3. It take my breath away “WoW” Looks beautiful. real family day out. πŸ™‚ .

  4. Yay! You’ve been CRUISING! *giggles* Such a lovely cruise and photos! Wonderful!

    We hope to be there at the blog gathering next year, will do all in our power to be there πŸ™‚

    (I’ll soon start to help you to promote it more)

  5. Looks like the Saint Laurent πŸ˜‰

    I wish we could sail our rivers in Canada, but unfortunately unless you have your own boat, it can’t be done in Ottawa.

    Beautiful pictures!

  6. The first photo is phenomenal, excellent! The framing is just perfect, Diane!

  7. Thanks dear, for another quality time with you! To experience such adventures more than double the fun you know πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to more of this and to host the Oslo Blog Gathering 2010 together with you!

  8. looks like you ha da gorgeously vibrant fall day for such a fun excursion. thanks for sharing it with us.

  9. […] on the islands on the fjord with breath taken scenery – all in one day. That’s what my wife DianeCA target=”_blank” (click to read her report!) and I did some weekends ago and of course we gladly take you along: […]

  10. what a lovely cruise you did! i red the article Renny posted about and it’s nice to read now your own version and see your pictures. i hope to do this cruise when I will in Oslo this summer. the point of view on Oslo from the sea is beautiful. It gives an idea about this marvelous town.

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