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Today was one of the most exciting days I had long been planning for. A popular day trip from Bergen is the 'Norway Nutshell' train and fjord cruise. There are various options and I had chosen the longer Sognefjord Cruise which sails 5 hours thru the fjords all the way to Bergen.
Writing this blog on the way to Oslo on the train and I've got to stop every couple of minutes to take a photo. The scenery is absolutely mind-blowing. The sort of photos you see on screen savers. We are passing snow capped mountains being reflected in crystal blue lakes, quant little villages surrounded by lush fields and forests, and just then we passed several glaciers ...
Yesterday when we got up in the morning the weather was fine, and Lars - who is a yachtie - thought that it would be unlikely to rain given the wind direction. Lars made a cooked breakfast of fried eggs and bacon, which was amazing, and we were talking about possibly going down to Lars' boat. Just then, a storm blew in and it started raining extremely heavily - I had forgotten to cover the bike last night so I rushed outside to do that and immediately got ...
... plan was to take a ferry from here to Gudvangen as Lonely Planet rated it highly but given the cloudy day and the fact we could see half the fjords from the mountain road above we skipped it. Instead we stayed in farm at the start of the mountain pass above Aurland and enjoyed the spectacular views of the ...
... might as well wait another 25 minutes or so and take the ferry to Kinsarvik as
Back in the original line of cars I decide its time now for a ice cream as
it really is boiling out here. Bike, cameras and jacket all left at the queue
and off I go down the street in search of ice cream. Of course on return
everything is still sitting as it was.
While walking down the street I noticed a good pair of sunglasses that had
been left on a seat ...