Our trip to Norway started with Jan driving us down to Gatwick Travelodge. We caught the start of the late afternoon rush hour on the southern bit so it took 5 hours!
Wednesday 9th May 2018
Today it was just a few minutes from our hotel to the terminal at Gatwick Airport for our flight with Norwegian Air to Bergen in Norway.
A few weeks ago I had arranged with Gatwick security for my films to be hand searched. It was a very easy process, they couldn’t have been more helpful and very fast. I was concerned before I contacted them as the last time I brought film through Gatwick, over 20 years ago, it all had to go through the x-ray machine. Unfortunately some of it was 3200 Delta which was ruined so I threw it in their bin once they had put it through the machine.
Hotel to hotel, with flight in between was just over 5 hours. An interesting comparison with yesterday’s drive!
After resting my bad back for an hour or so it was time to get the camera gear ready and go and take some pictures of sunny Bergen.
The most photogenic part was near the harbour opposite our hotel. Lots to photograph. I took 4 rolls of Ilford FP4+ 120 (10 shots to a roll) with one of my Mamiya 7 cameras and either the 150mm, 80mm or 43mm lenses (divide by 2 for rough full frame digital or 35mm film equivalent). I used my Gitzo Mountaineer series 1 carbon fibre tripod for everything so I didn’t have to worry about camera shake at slow shutter speeds as I stopped the lens down. We had sunny spells and a cool breeze so good for photos.
We returned to the hotel to drop off the gear before heading back to find somewhere for food and drinks. As luck would have it there was a microbrewery in the harbour so we went there! The Havre Kadavre Imperial Stout was excellent, served in 200ml glasses as it was 11.4%! First time ever Jan’s had a bigger beer than me! Mine is on the right in photo below.
All images were taken in or around the Bergen Harbour area, the black and white ones on my Mamiya 7 film camera and the colour ones using my Motorola phone. Not expecting any photos with my Mamiya tomorrow as they forecast heavy rain and a temperature drop of 14°C, to 10°C.