Adventure around Devonport

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Today has been one of those days that makes me feel like I am 16 again. Being out with friends, in the sun, just enjoying each others company. Nowhere to be, nothing to worry about, just hanging out and having fun.

We went to meet Greg’s best friend James in the morning and spent the whole day out in the sun.

We were originally supposed to take the ferry to one of the little islands around here, but in the morning the weather seemed a bit unstable so we dropped those plans. Instead we went to wonder around Devonport and just do what we felt like without any specific plans in mind.

It turned into the best day, probably because we just did what we felt like and didn’t have a specific schedule to follow.

We climbed up Mount Victoria, one of the old extinct volcanoes at Devonport and took in the amazing view from up there. Looking out over the city from there almost looks unreal. As if a picture on a canvas is put down there. I am not normally one to gaze at a view, but since coming here I have just been amazed with them. I don’t know if it is me changing or if it is just because the views here are so spectacular that I cant help but admire them.

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After having a great lunch, we headed to the Maritime museum that is in Devonport. I love a bit of history and seeing the exhibits from different tours of the Navy, especially during the war always feels so special to me.

The museum also has these really cool “cabins” on display where you can go and get a feel of what it is to be on one of those boats. It made me really want to join the Navy being in there, trying on the uniform hats and hearing the stories of maritime history.

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Arholm reporting for duty

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Look at my handsome captain!

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How cool is it that you can have an interactive experience with the cabins like that? I think it would have been really fun being out at sea with your ship and sharing a cabin like that. Sign me up!

We later went down to the marina and spent a few hours sitting by the water and just having fun. We all went for a swim, me with my clothes on haha! When you don’t have a bikini with you what else is there to do?

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The boys both were super brave and got out on the beam, I on the other hand needed two tries before I even dared to step out on the thing
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That’s as far as I got…

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A little afternoon yam session at James’s house, Greg and I are pretending that we know what we are doing

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Now I am curled up on the bed at Greg’s parents place. Being out in the sun all day really takes your energy away, but it is a great way to feel tired!

Have a great evening,

Camilla

A beautiful place

Good morning!

I have been away for some time now after I had to go to Norway for a funeral. It is safe to say my goal to blog everyday has gone down the drain, but now that I am back in London and a new week is beginning I will be much better!

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Last week we had to go to Norway for the funeral of a close family member to me.
It was a sad week, loosing someone you love is hard no matter how old they are or how much you have tried to prepare for it.

As my family is originally from the West in Norway, it became a week with a lot of travel. From where I landed in the south it is about a seven hour drive to the part of the West where my family is and then a few days after it was a seven hours drive back down before flying again back to London. The landscape on the trip is beautiful though, and we were so lucky to have beautiful weather in the West.

Here is some pictures from our week:

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The view from the church in the West part of Norway. What a beautiful place to be laid to rest.

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Pictures taken in the West part of Norway
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The long drive south
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Greg at my mum’s house
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Someone tired from all the travel

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That is the update for the past week!

I hope everyone will have a great Sunday! I am on my way out the door now to enjoy my last day of the weekend, which I will update on later today! How are you spending your Sunday?

– Camilla