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... 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 ...
... of winter damaged houses and the only way to get his tools and parts there was by skiing over the frozen ice. With everything in hand from tools to planks of wood he went off over the ice to his workplace. I head on along this extremely twisty and scenic road. If there is anywhere in the world that can build scenic roads then it sure is Norway. For some reason it reminds me of my travels through Ecuador, why I just do not know as here its Baltically cold ...
... so effortlessly slip from language to language. I guess our only saving grace as travellers is that we are not LOUD! (as some of our closest ally's citizens tend to be) and very humbled by our ignorance!
Our layers are getting an early thrashing, needless-to-say.
Yesterday was, circumstantially, the competition day of the annual Cod Fishing Festival - in Svolvaer, the main centrein the Vagan district of the Lofoten Islands. We had intended to bus down to the ...
... hope it won't rain. Actually the sky is almost clear at the moment and the aurora forecast is "go try" so we are taking it in turns to do patrols around the deck every 15 mins and if it doesn't get too cold may stay out at midnight as that is the best chance of seeing ...
... 1am the sky was dark but on the horizon there was this bizarre, huge orange cloud. I still have no idea what it was or why it was occurring but it was memorising. This morning I also saw two more Sea Eagles. It's funny that I keep seeing them close to salmon fish farms. Clever birds. Now I'm on the lookout for Orcas which are sometimes seen in this ...
Other places to stay in Svolvaer
Lamholmen, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $197
Torget, Svolvaer | Hotelfrom $216
Fiskergata 46, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $182
Austnesfjordgaten 12, Svolvaer | 3 star hotelfrom $201
Sjoegata 6, Svolvaer | 1 star hotelfrom $241