Sunday we cycled into Stavanger in the afternoon. I’m not sure just how strong the wind was, but it sure felt like a gale in our faces the whole way. Enough said – I promised myself I wouldn’t whine about it any more…… we made it and lived.
I didn’t expect to see Jack Sparrow on board – talking on his mobile…After ogling the ships, we went to the Sjøhuset Skagen, one of a long line of pub/restaurants along the harbour, for a beer and burger…… they were really good. The menu had a write-up on the building – it was a warehouse built in 1770 by Mr. Ole Smith Plough, a ship builder and owner of a trading company. he was a very prominent citizen, and while he was mayor, established Stavanger’s first theatre.
In the late 1800’s, when steamships took over from sails, and the herring industry collapsed, the firm went bankrupt, but managed to retain ownership of the property and opened a new company. The warehouse was remodeled in 1970 to become a restaurant.
I can’t wait to tell you all about it!