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Thread #142631   Message #3842751
Posted By: ranger1
03-Mar-17 - 11:28 PM
Thread Name: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Subject: RE: Jane's Rainbow: for all needing support & comfort
Rap, have a good time in Norway. I lived there for three years when I was in my pre-teens. As you sail down the Oslo Fjord, wave at a little town called DrÝbak for me, will you? You'll know it, they'll probably point it out, it's the narrowest part of the fjord and there's an island with a fortress called Oskarsborg in the middle. It's where a German ship called the Blucher was sunk just prior to the occupation in WW II, which slowed down the Germans just enough for the King and the Parliament to escape to the west coast and from there to the UK, many of them smuggled over on fishing boats. And if you get the time, check out Akershus Fortress and the Resistance Museum in Oslo. That was one of my favorite things to do when we'd get a day in Oslo.