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... and mostly nice food, but no casinos, entertainment, night life etc. The boat stopped quite a few times throughout the day & night. Some of the stops were for several hours, so passengers were able go on tours or walk round town etc. We wandered around a small town called Vardo with an historical fortress. The next day we stopped at Hammerfest, the most northerly town in ...
... DU BURLESQUE!!!
Backstage, hundreds of hats, feathers, fans, sequins, hair pieces, suspender belts and garters are smothering every conceivable surface; hotly anticipating the sudden rush of bodies as performers fumble their way offstage in a blackout, stripping off in an unabashed frenzy as precious quick-change seconds trickle by in each drop of flying sweat.
Hushed voices, some gentle shoving, much swearing, the odd, accidental punch in the eyeball ...
... make out the form of the towering peaks above you, driving along the fjords, it was really quite exciting as we anticipated what the days new light might ultimately reveal.
The weather as it turned out, did not play particularly nicely with us. The light of the new day turned out be a pretty ordinary light. Still, despite the overcast skies, at least we could see beyond the end of our little fingers ...
... to get to Solvaer.
Our journey was scary enough with the propeller engines wining to the point of desperation to get us in the air. And the loud thuds we kept hearing apparently was only the de-icing of the propeller and the chunks of ice hitting the plane. But we have arrived in Svolvaer.
The photography adventure begins tomorrow then....
... whose white markings were a red/orange and are apparently this colour till a year when they turn white. Then we saw a huge blow and spotted a fin whale- the second biggest whale in the ocean and weighs around 75tonne, then someone spotted another blow and then another and we realised we were surrounded by humpbacks as well- we watched 2 in particular as they hunted herring with the orcas and could t believe it when we saw them breach out of the water their mouths wide catching ...