Norway Day Four: Another Rainy Day In Tromso
I slept in Sunday morning in Tromso. I awoke at 8 a.m. which is unheard of when I am traveling. But I have never traveled under the midnight sun before. I once again had difficulty sleeping. It was only my second day so I attributed it more to jet lag. I was up past midnight again but the rain kept me from seeing the sun.
And my late awakeing really didn’t matter it was still raining. I decided not to drive in the rain. I put on my rain gear and this once again walked the streets of Tromso in a steady cold rain.
I started at the harbor and walked north toward the bridge that led to the cable car. There were very few people or cars on the rainy streets.
As I left the restaurants, museums and hotel near the port I walked into a older and more residential neighborhood.
I found some of the old wooden homes which are here in Tromso.
I left this older residential area and walked under the bridge and into commercial and industrial district. I also found my Hertz rental car drop off for later in the day.
I love exploring the areas of a town were few tourist go. You learn a lot of a town and it’s people that way. My time to explore was limited, and it wasn’t pleasant walking in the rain, but I did manage to get into some out of the way commercial areas.
I headed back and decided to walk uphill where I expected to find some nicer neighborhoods. I came to one of the entrances to the vast tunnel and parking network that is located beneath the city.
I made my way uphill, finding a mixture of residences,
I walked back into town past the Catholic church and
the modern library. I tried to see if the library was open but not at 9 a.m. on a Sunday.
I stopped to take my once a trip customary selfie.
I was now near the hotel district again and it’s many restaurants and shops. I wasn’t able to get the best photographs because of the clouds and rain but it is always a wonderful experience to roam the streets of a foreign city. I came to know, and love, Tromso, a little more. Here is a link to some more photographs from my morning walk in Tromso. Norway Day Four: Tromso morning walk Sunday June 4 2018.
I was soon in the hotel , were I showered and finished packing. I enjoyed a delicious breakfast of many local dishes at the hotel. I enjoyed my stay at the Clarion Edge and their pleasant and informative staff. I hope to come back to see the northern lights. But first things, first, I still need to see the midnight sun.
“Let the romantic minds meet the romantic cities and after that the candle of romanticism shines on earth like a sun!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan