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June 26th 2016
Published: June 26th 2016
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My new walking shoes are water proof, unfortunately I know this because it has rained all day. We knew this was likely but it’s a big change from yesterday, or maybe yesterday was a big change from normal, not sure. We waited out the worst of the weather, then when it seemed to be gentle rain walked the 2 km from the campsite, over the huge roadworks going on here into the city of Stavanger. It’s well known as a quiet harbour with Europe’s oldest collection of wooden houses just back from the harbour. It’s all very pretty, with well restored houses along narrow and at times steep streets. Lots of hanging baskets out to add to the prettiness. The harbour view was somewhat spoiled by two huge cruise ships that were docked. This also meant that there were a lot of people wandering around the damp, narrow streets. The cathedral was built by Reginald of Worcester and as with the houses it dates from the 12th century. Very pretty to walk around for a few hours, even in the damp weather.


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