Rica Hotel Svolvaer
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... south, we followed various roads, along waterways and surrounded by impressive mountains, stopping as the whim took us to photograph these amazing vistas. We wound our way to Heningsvaer, a beautifully quaint town with wonderful old buildings and fishermans huts and with another of those magical mountain backgrounds.
We finished up at an old shack further down the road towards Leknes. This old shack, pictured, is one we had come across months ...
... in as baggage works. The fight was blissfully quiet and the 8 1/2 hours went relatively quickly.
The next flight was from Hong Kong to Helsinki. Again relatively smooth. The only issue was the positioning of the the flight attendant call button that I seemed to press somehow every time I moved. Every 10 minutes while trying to sleep I'd get some flight attendant scurrying up saying "Can I Help ...
... will just see how close they can get without you noticing to play, he also told stories of how the other whales in the area are more likely to attack! We were nervous but excited and also keen to get to sleep we had another 5.30am start the next day. So that leads us to today- we left the hotel at 6.15 and got on the same ferry that brought us over and then headed up to the fjords where the orcas are which were around 2hours north. It was on this journey I asked our guide (the one ...
... looks like it's been ransacked ! UUUUUGHHHH
After that earthquake of disappointment I told the guy that I appreciated his help but he could go along his merry little way, and I'll figure it out. I came back to where the boat docked and there was a big hotel that seems to be a chain in Norway. I go to the front desk and asked her if she knews of any cheaper places to stay in town and if not, what's their cheapest room for the night. She makes some calls and found ...
... but the sight of rainbows at a little after midnight must have brought us some good luck! . Everyone is a linguist! We learned a couple of words in Norwegian (Tussen Takk means thanks very much), but most Norwegians seem to speak at least three languages fluently ( at least Norwegian, English and German). . Orca whales! So excited to spot a pod of three orcas just off the shore on one of our headland walks! A truly special experience! . 24 hours of daylight - walking ...