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... back over to Borg because I was quite excited about the Vikings. There's a permanent Viking museum there, but this weekend there had also been a Viking festival - basically lots of Viking enthusiasts who dress as Vikings and camp in the woods and make Viking stuff to sell and throw axes and sail longboats around the lake. A summer camp for wannabe Vikings. And some of these people are REALLY into it. A chap from Dublin was telling me about how he had found out about ...
... s perfect about Lofofen - things move slowly, it's remote and it's a great place to get lost for a few hours. Or days, or weeks... I did visit the cafe this evening and, having lived on porridge and dried cod for the last 36 hours, treated myself to a proper dinner. Went for Lofoten lamb (proper free range), not whale. Or dried cod. I've just about got used to dragging my rucksack around, so I thought I'd reflect on the things I decided to put in it. ...
... was doing. Was a bit pessimistic though and quite glad to leave the table. No-one else on the table spoke to us. I was tired of wearing shoes and went to dinner in my stockinged feet.
Went up on deck for a while to watch Norway sliding past. There was the mainland on one side and islands on the other. The sillouhette was quite dramatic. The sun is quite high as well. Got back down to the cabin at 10pm. Now for a shower and off to bed with my ...
... however, as in most of Europe it arrived as a tiny little cup ;-( After that wonderful meal I headed back to the petrol station I filled the tank up on arrival and bought some car shampoo and a sponge to wash down my poor dirty bike. While eating lunch I noticed other cars being washed and so thought this was the place to clean my bike. Washed and cleaned and looking 100% better than she did earlier I set up the satnav and headed off towards the ferry port ...
... to window shopping. This is a shame because there are so many beautiful Christmas items on display now. I would love to purchase some, but it's just not possible. A soft reindeer fur would probably be at the top of my list.
The Coastal Steamer Museum told the history of these Hurtigruten Line ships which ply the fjords and water off of Norway's west coast and are a lifeline for the people living here. It is much easier to take the ...