17. STAVANGER, Emigration Center, Canning Museum, Old Stavanger, Fish Market, and TYSVÆR, old Quaker Meeting House & Cemetery, "The Last Quaker,"* Stakland Family

See Travel Report #8

The next day from across the harbor. Gamle Rogaland in dock.
The Norwegian Emigration Center which was responsible for the fantastic program the day before.
A tribute to Cleng Peerson and the Sloopers, a display at the Center. (See "Slooper Monument Project," 2004.)
A model of the Sloop Restauration at the Emigration Center
Old town Stavanger
Charming cobblestone streets of Gamle Stavanger 
A particularly flowery street scene in old Stavanger
And always the resident katt.
You can always tell a cat lover ...
But you can't tell him much.
The drying rack at the Canning Museum where tourists role play sardine packers.
The sardine smoker.
A charming old cannery toilet at the Museum (for one of Peg's photo collections).
Horse and cartman statue near Gamle Stavanger.
The Stavanger fish market (for the fish market photo collection).
The interior of the fish market at the quay in Stavanger.
Another shot of the colorful market.
Street work with an excavator.
We now leave the comfortable Radisson SAS Atlantic hotel where we stayed on the 10th floor.
Leaving Stavanger, we are soon at the historic Quaker Meeting House in Stakland, Tysvær, with Nils Stakland and family
Nils, known as "The Last Quaker in Tysvær,"* identifies graves of Keith's Quaker gg grand uncle.
Nils' granddaughter acts as interpreter.
Discussion continues within the Quaker cemetery.
Keith discussion religion with a Quaker cat.
Sometimes the ultimate answer is "meow"
Discussions continue as people and katt leave this simple place of grave sites.
We are invited to the Stakland's home and enjoy this view from the their dining room window.
We are treated to great coffee, cake and warm hospitality in the Stakland home.
The family gathers around a beautiful table spread with traditional Norwegian waffles and pastries
Rotraud snaps a picture of two Americans being honored with traditional warm Norwegian hospitality.

* UPDATE:  We learned on our Dec. 2001 visit to Norway that Nils' family found this term offensive - They prefer the term "the only Quaker in Tysvær" at present.

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