I chose to go back into Stavanger. To leave the ship I experimented with a different route to get to the gangways. This involved going down to Deck 5 by the lift and then walking towards the bow to get to midships (or forward) stairs. Then going down the stairs to Deck 3. The only issue this afternoon for me was that the midship gangway was closed for departing passengers so I had a little more walking than originally planned.
I started my afternoon by walking up through the old town. Stopping to take images as I walked up the hill to the busy road at the top.
Turning left I knew that along this road I would find at least one mural. On the way I passed one of Antony Gormley’s “Broken Column” statues. These are 23 cast iron figures that are placed to give the appearance of an imaginary column from the Art Museum to the harbour.
The large space that we had seen on an early visit was still mapped out for street art and was otherwise blank. I can only guess that no artist had taken up the space due to Covid and all the precious years of cancellation of the NuArt festivals. Outside a hotel on the left of the street were these:
Here’s the sailor.
I checked out the art at the bus station…
… then walked around the lake, up to the cathedral and then down past Burger King to once again to the harbour.
On the dock’s street furniture.
Evening in Stavanger
Once back on board I had time to have a drink before changing for dinner. We went to the Club House to see a performance by the comedian Joe Bar, after his short act we slipped away out of the side of the club.
We decided that it was not worth going to any of his other scheduled shows – yes it was that bad!
Back on the balcony we watched as Iona pushed off the dock and left Stavanger for Olden.
I just after 10:30 pm we spotted this rainbow behind the ship.
Our next port in Norway was Olden.