Jim and Elsie’s 1978 Tour – Day 64

Saturday, 3 June 1978

Party had breakfast at 6.30 to leave at 7. Farewelled them all at the bus.

Took a bus into town. Found the Scout Shop at 8.30. Walked and found a junk market place. Vendors done up in bowler hats. Back to Scout Shop that opened at 9.00. Leif Iversen(?), an engineering student, showed us all the stock.

Walked to the shopping mall. Found a church basar [sic] and had a cuppa and Danish cheese and Danish layer cake. Lady spoke English. Had a waffle with a tin of K.Y. peaches in it. Lady spoke to Elsie about youth groups.

Another fellow spoke to me. He had been a seaman 15 years ago and taken sheep from Sydney to England and had worked cattle ships around the north of Australia, Gulf of Carpentaria and Darwin.

Elsie met a lady from Lugarno (a Brownie leader) and her husband and kids in the shopping mall.

Taxi to airport (15kr). Snack at airport 29kr.

Plane left 2.50 Oslo 3.40 (26oC).

Changed £20 + 20D.kr = 206.90N.kr.

Taxi to Stefan Hotel 50kr (about £5). All travel papers waiting for us. Very good room, toilet but no shower.

Walked to water front. Took 50 min harbour sightseeing [tour] (18kr each). Past museum for Kon-Tiki, Amundsen ship [Fram], light houses, floating dock.

Waited 1 hour to get dinner at hotel (107kr). E had large steak, potatoes, onions and mushrooms and strawberries (not quite ripe). J had Norwegian pork chops – 2 large and thick – and potatoes and sauerkraut, ice cream and fruit salad. Very nice meal. Ice making machine in hall. Shower room on lower floor. Very hot in room.