Saturday, September 3

Bygdøy 2 - Walking north east from Hukodden

This morning we did our second walk at Bygdøy Penisula
and performed a two hours and 14.5 k steps from Huk to Norwegian Maritime Museum and back
The sea at Hukodden was very clear and the colours at the bottom was mirroring the sun
After walking up and down between posh houses trying to follow the coastline we ended up at the museum with some very interesting sculptures.
 Norwegian heroes  reaching the South Pole on December 14th 1911. Of course I har to mingle between them and meet Roald Amundsen.
"Seaflower": A memorial for boat people saved by Norwegian ships and arrived in Norway
Memorial of Norwegian Seamen killed during the first world war.
Memorial of Norwegian Seamen (4500) killed during world war 2.

At the museum there is several important vessels from Norwegian Explorer ages. First I show you some smaller but beautiful vessels normally used along our long coast.

and then to a much larger ship:
Fram is said to have sailed farther north (85°57'N) and farther south (78°41'S) than any other wooden ship.
Two more vessels can be found in the museums in the same area:
The balsa tree raft Kon-Tiki which Thor Heyerdahl used in the Pacific Ocean.
The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca sun god, Viracocha, for whom "Kon-Tiki" was said to be an old name.
The papyrus ship RA II which Thor Heyerdahl used for his expedition over the Atlantic. RA was the ancient Egyptian sun god.

Next visit to Bygdøy will probably cover the Viking Ships 

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