Monday, July 30, 2007

When we met her - the Captain

Sunday a week ago
Anna and her chauffeur wake up in the office of a Youth Hostel (scroll down to my post below) - had breakfast and found their way to the Car Ferry. We were not alone. So to speak, to cross the sound between Gotland and Fårö - home of Theater and Movie Ikon Ingmar Bergman, who died to day.

When waiting for the next ferry - I took some photos and also observed a Bankomat. I told Anna to go there - to have some cash. She did. While there, all the waiting cars for the ferry suddenly started to move - an extra ferry was put in traffic. I drove slowly - did not have any cash to pay the tickets - to bring Anna into the Car again. 10 meters before entering the Ferry, Anna jumped into the car.
But where to pay?
Certainly on board - of course. But no. Well, at Fårö, you sooner or later have to go back - pay on return. Easy? Right? (No - it's free - like a road - this is considered a "water road" in Sweden)
Then, we were heading towards Captain Lifecruiser. We had an obscure idea where mrs and mr Lifecruiser have their summer paradise. Obscure, of course, after sleeping in an office - we had had night work to do *giggles* - -

We followed our Captains road description - butt stopped at 11:30 am. And called. This is a very short extract from our 10 hour call - no 10 minutes ---
- Hi, it's Tor
- Oh hi Tor, so nice to hear your voice - he he - where are you, Mr Lifecruiser said
- We are just outside ---- Said I
- That's very close- we are not dressed - at all *giggle* - Reason? Read 4 yourself.
- I don't care if you are dressed or not - save the planet *giggles* he he
- OK - you are very close - just drive very slowly.... He continued
- How far is it? 100 meters - 200 - 400 - 800 or 1 km?
- In between
- What shall I look for?
- A grey building
- Most buildings here are sort of grey. What colour of your car do you have?
- it's ----
- Good - then I'll find you

We of course did. After about 10 hours (no it felt like it - only one minute) Mr Lifecruiser arrived. And gave us a heartly welcome hug.

Then who else but Captain Lifecruiser stepped out of the Summerparadise house?

What a first time meeting. Unforgetable. What a welcome. Meeting the Captain on our Cyber Cruise in real life. What a blast. We felt immediatly as real old friends.

After the welcome, Mr Lifecruiser drove us all to the North Beach of Fårö. Went for a long walk in the corall sand. Barefooted.

And talked and talked.

And sat down. In the Dunes
Thereafter we went to a restaurant we do recommend. Read more.
It was a windy evening - butt there is allways solutions. Or shelter.
We sat down in the wind shadow - The Farmer himself to the right.
Did we enjoy our selfs? We tested different kind of Wines. Even --- no, can not reveal everything. *giggles*
A wonderful first meeting with a pair of the most wonderful people we ever have met.
The Captain became hungry - and tried to catch some healthy insects.
Anna as Camera hog
Great, friendly people.

We preferred "Fait Trade" Wine. The more we consumed, the more help we gave - *giggles*
In spite of this years summer weather - what a blast of an evening.

It's to early to go to bed - mr Lifecruiser said - and Anna agreed.
It will be a secret at what time we went to bed - In Norway we say: You shall never sleep away the summer nights.
- The Caravan was fixed and ready for the Norse (Norrbaggar) cruisers. We slept on wheels.

A dream of a first time meeting. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Lifecruisers.

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Anonymous RennyBA said...

Your a great story teller Tor! Reading your post in every details is like being with (or maybe it is course I would have loved too:-)

How nice to read about to blogger friends getting together and it sounds like you've been friends forever. Mrs. and Mr. Lifecruiser seams even more friendly and cozy in real flesh (a bit more hungry though LoL)

Thanks for sharing for all of us!

Btw: Thanks for the Bankomat plugging:-)

July 30, 2007 11:22 pm  
Anonymous cheh said...

wow! That’s really great! so far, bloggers i’ve met in flesh are truly real cool people!BTW This entry made me smile I just love those shots of people simply goofing around.It's really cute!

July 31, 2007 12:08 am  
Blogger TorAa said...

@Cheh: I miss you - thanks for a wonderful comment

@Renny: You are right: You should have been there.

July 31, 2007 12:23 am  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

This sounds as if it has been a most wonderful meeting of blogger friends. I especially enjoyed your samplings of wines! :-)

July 31, 2007 2:42 am  
Anonymous crazy working mom said...

Looks like so much fun. The photos were great. Some of them made me laugh out loud...the one of the captain especially! What a face. :)

Thanks so much for dropping by today. I do hope you'll come back. Have a great day.

July 31, 2007 4:59 am  
Blogger Shionge said...

What a fantastic time you have had Toraa and I can't wait to meet and blog about it in our respective blog too heheh....

Be out of action for a few days and thank you Toraa for your kind comments :D

July 31, 2007 6:43 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

What a great meeting (and great adventure too) ! It's nice to see the pictures and how people are in real life ! I didn't know that Ingmar Bergman died, that's sad but he must have been quite old. I remember him making "scandal" films when I was (a little) younger.
And today you are sitting in your office again ! Poor boy ! I have a week of holidays before me on saturday I will go to friends to Eastbourne at the South East coast of England just like last year ! Wish me good weather ! BTW you all look like being dressed for a north pole expedition ! Global warming !

July 31, 2007 7:02 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh Tor, what a wonderful time you and Anna have had with Captain and Mr Lifecruiser. Isn't it lovely to meet fellow bloggers? Because you've got to know each other so well through blogging, there're no awkward moments and it's like you've known each other for years.

I'm glad you've had such a great holiday...finally! Lol, lol!

July 31, 2007 10:21 am  
Blogger mar said...

What fun! and what great pictures of you all having fun. Have to find out about that white wine :)

July 31, 2007 7:54 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

What a nice bloggers adventure! Just as we were with you! you took a real good time!

July 31, 2007 11:05 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

What a fabulous thing that you have actually met another blogger! I never have and there aren't too many in Canada who I know. You guys sure get around!!

August 01, 2007 3:57 am  
Anonymous captain lifecruiser said...

Oh, I remember it as it was yesterday! Waking up to your phone call especially!!!! *giggles*

Sweet memories....

August 01, 2007 3:51 pm  
Anonymous said...

Sounds like it was lots of fun to finally meet another blogger friend. The pictures looked like you were all enjoying yourselves. Thanks for sharing.

February 18, 2008 4:47 am  

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