After a Night on our Hurtigruten ship ‘Midnatsol’, we were ready for another day in paradise. This is the fifth part of our Arctic Norway series and our arrival with Hurtigruten on Lofoten Islands is truly unforgettable – just maybe not quite in the sense that we had expected …
Scenic Highway 395
Having attended a taping of the sitcom ‘Young & Hungry’ in Los Angeles, it was time to hit the road, determined to make the most of our two full days at Mammoth Lakes. This meant one thing only … lots of hiking up mountains and around lakes! Mammoth Lakes is located in Eastern California about a five-hour drive from LA (along Highway 395) and about five hours east of San Francisco. In 2013 we had visited the Telluride in Colorado, which we loved. So we hoped that Mammoth Lakes would provide us with similar mountain wilderness experiences without having to drive to Colorado. View Post
Honeymoon Road Trip
Our honeymoon in May 2015 was a road trip through California. One of our favourite days as newlyweds was spent at the Devils Postpile National Monument and Rainbow Falls. As we were spending three nights in Mammoth Lakes, it was only about a 20 to 30-minute drive from our hotel in the village to the parking area for the Devils Postpile. Somewhat surprisingly for the US, there is no entrance fee! In peak season however, there is a paid shuttle bus service from the village etc to alleviate traffic congestion.
We woke early the morning after our slightly chaotic arrival in Lofoten. Correction … Nigel woke early the following morning to the cry of seagulls and bright sunshine flooding through the window. He quickly dressed, left Martha dozing and headed out with his camera into the crisp Arctic morning. We had noticed a distinct aroma of fish in the air when we arrived and sure enough about 50 metres from the hotel were numerous drying racks, many of which were laden with cod drying out. View Post
After Nigel’s traumatising first skiing experience, he was ready for some luxury. In part four of our Arctic Norway Road (and Sea) Trip it’s finally time for us to board the gorgeous Hurtigruten Ship Midnatsol. We only had one night on board and we certainly made the most of every aspect. Including the various 15-minute stopovers in random little towns.