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... that people came here seasonally and used the buildings as a crude shelter (see photo).
Over in the far distance, to the south, we could see the low-lying Utsira and where we hope to get to in the morning. The sea was still quite choppy even though the wind had eased by now. Hopefully it will be calmer tomorrow. Returning to the boat and passing several locals, all of whom were invariably pleasant and welcoming and thus reaffirmed our collective opinion ...
... did and she kindly offered us her large stainless steel saucepan to cook them in. The young man had a cage off the end of her neighbour’s boat and without further ado, he hauled it up and started sorting through the 20 or 30 crabs that he had captured, muttering this is full, this is not as he sorted them. Within a very short time, the saucepan was full to brimming and he asked for 60 Nok! I gave him a hundred, thanked him profusely, then left. A little later ...
The facilities in the boat club were limited but clean, limited by the availability and not what was provided. Anyway, once everyone had been processed and breakfasted, we were ready to go and set off at 10:45. Our route today was to take us eastwards initially, into the Bjørnafjorden and after seven miles or so, there is a channel to the south called Lokksund. This is a relatively narrow channel separating the island of Tysnes and ...
... harbour .....Former trading post with some old buildings preserved. Bronze age cairns on top of 185m Kongsafjellet to W with panoramic views. The island still has an ancient Norwegian breed of wild sheep, 'Villsau'. Now no self respecting Welshman can resist the lure of hills with views and with the added bonus of sheep (!) , so immediately after a cup of tea we headed off into the hill (doesn't sound right but there was only one).
The road initially led ...
... is said to be the ultimate. The fjord is over 300 metres deep and stretches 10 miles over chilly arctic waters. This is one of the deepest fjords in Norway as like most fjords, the deepest part is always inland and not near the coast. This was due to the tremendous weight of the glaciers that were heavier in the centre due to the sheer concentration of ice. We passed eleven hairpin bends that the ‘Grand’ seemed to take in her stride.