A Journey out of the normal tourist pathWhy then go to Dröbak? A small town situated where the Oslo fjord is at he it's narrowst. Because our Captain Lifecruiser once have been there? Because I've been there? Because my grandma grew up there? No- no - no. Be patient.This is the first warning you got:
We do not know exactly what the name Dröbak means. Most probably it is related to the Norwegian words, ‘Dröye bakker’ which literally means, long lasting hills, or hills that goes on forever, and in Dröbak there are many such hills.
If you really want to experience something different and excotic - then take your time to read a look. What is shown and written here is only a tenth of what this tiny Village/town offers of differences - Culture, Museums, History, Art, Entertainment, Music, Restaurants, Outdoor activities, Architecure, Beaches, Historical Monuments, Festivals and even Santa all year round
If in doubt - yes - it is a warning Santa Claus is here. Let's find him. OK?The hungry Captain asked for a short stop - at this small outdoor café. Long way down the endless hills you know. Hunger, she said, Stop.Then, we continued walking - we had been warned: Santa is around...What's written here? Welcome to the X-Mas House. Hmmm?During Summer we refused to enter - only had a secret look.
I'm hungry, the Captain claimed - You know I've been in Dröbak before. Lets go here:Yes, of course - it's just the neighbouring house - we went inside. Down to the Cellar Restaurant.Had a wonderful early, but tiny lunch. And some refreshements.
Food gives courage to swallow more work and culture - remember we are walking. No tourist mini-trains or Rickshaws - only your own walking features. We would head for Santa's own Post Office. We aske for the directionButt, there was only one to ask, and he was very - not to say: stoned fishy - occupied. He gave us a hint, though....Can it be here? Let's give it a tryInside - what's there butt an old traditional Norse postman. (The one that looks like a Polar Bear)
I'm hungry - who else but our Captain gasped . . .
Well, it's time for lunch. Let's got to the "Jungletelegraph"
- What, I'm hungry %¤¤¤W#)?)&%.
- Listen, this is the old Telegraph building
- gggr, listen: I'm hungry
- Relaxe. You can have whatever you want here
- gggr I only want food
- .. in addition to food - the local jungle telegraph
After the Jungletelegraph and the giant elephant, or what ever we ate, we needed some excercise. Let's go down to the Sea - to the Oslofjord-You, my reader - need a little pause - it's going to be more - close your eyes and feel the *sniff-sniff* from the Roses - and enjoy the "Stakitt fences".
First we headed towards the Main Street - We went in the wrong direction - hmmm - Might be we had a glimpse of Pink Elephants - *giggles*Then down a small streetOh, is it down here?or down here?Let's sit down and plan, while the hungry Captain can sit alone under the apple trees with her apple pie with cream and the first smell of salt sea. + + Then suddenly - a harbourBoats - close ups - wow - Fishing - rowing - or just a transport to a hidden Beach?
Who else but our Captain, once again, what can it be, is she a Cat or Dog - I'm hungry--- Then; I figured out, let's bring our Captain to a place that will keep her away fro hunger for a while:
OK, Captain - you need some more - (the hungry) more. We can have short visit here. *giggles* My fav spot of course.The mermaids. I love them. Swim together with them and guinnc - qiunk and shhhs - with them. I was obviously a suspect person of behaviour - See - the Coast Geard came and left. I'm was not aboard - had to think about our Captain - as youngman, you know.
The Mermaids use to serve me Fish here. Don't be jealouse when I say. Best servants a man can dream of.Excuse me Captain - I can understand you went to Mono, when I had my time with the Mermaids. OK Folks - Captain and Crew need some solitude.
Learn more about Dröbak - It's more than you can imagine.
Did you know that a 100 years ago, they (Dröbak) shipped more than 100.000 tons (metric) of natural ice to UK, Holland an other North Sea countries? That was before the time of fridges and freezers. They also exported timber, used for among others to the Dikes in Holland. And it was the Winter Harbour for the Capital of Norway (Oslo) - as the inner part of the fjord in earlier years were frozen for several months. The small town was considered a suburb to Oslo. Walk the memory lane here in English
Hallo - nothing here from my grandmas house - nothing from the unique architecture; or from the dramatic WW II - etc. (The Nazi invation was postponed from here with the result the King and his family could escape - but about 1000 soldiers/mariners drowned in the cold seawater in the very early morning of April 9, 1940 - The navyship Blücher is still on the bottom of the fiord)
We are on a cruise. Thanks to Captain Lifecruiser.
It's a charming small town, with pittoresque wooden houses, special roof architecture, art galleries, pubs, cafes, restaurants, aquarium, lutefish museum, boats upon boats, beaches, parks, blues festival, jazz cruises, and the Oscarsborg Fortress with is dramatic history of war, The all year round open Christmas House and Santa Post Office.
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