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... is a delightful country to visit, we returned to continue with our chores. Later we put the world to rights over a delicious vegetable curry, augmented by the remains of yesterday’s chicken and later again, as we were preparing for bed, we bade our farewells to our Norwegian friends, who were just settling down to a late meal, Norwegians in common with all other Scandinavian countries, seem to make the very most of the long daylight hours in the summer ...
... lady came by with another 3 crabs, the lad insisted that we have them!
For those that may not know, a short discourse on how to despatch a crab before cooking – putting them live into boiling water is to my mind, a step too far. As crabs are cold-blooded and with a fall in temperature everything slows down for them, the colder the slower until they are effectively anaesthetised. So at home we would put them in the fridge or even the freezer to ...
... which empties out into the Husnesfjorden and to the south west, eventually the Hardangerfjord proper. At this point there is a very large island called Stord and it was at the tip of this that we anticipated staying overnight, in a harbour called Leirvik, about 31 miles from whence we started.
Our trip down consisted of a mixture of sailing and engine work, as the route took us either through sheltered waters or into the wind ...
... the local school and immediately behind it, the school volley ball sand pit, occupied by some young people having a game. Of course their English was perfect and they were able to direct us to where the actual path started. After passing through a gate we were then working our way upwards over wet ground amply studded with boulders and rocks to act as stepping stones and as we climbed, we had to scramble a bit occasionally. The effort of climbing was well ...
... a plenty around every corner and they come in all shapes and sizes. The most famous of these is named ‘Seven Sisters’. Many of the roads serpentine their way across the mountains and have distinct names. One famous Road is called the Midwife pass. This is due to a story that in the middle of a blizzard one winter’s eve, a midwife walked all the way up this zigzag road and along the cliff to a remote farmstead, where the farmer’s wife was ...