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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stavanger


We're on the west coast of Norway now, deep in fjord country. And although I've seen maps and know how the Norwegian coastline is basically one huge zigzag, like a feather seen in silhouette, when you're sailing up the coast, you'd never even know the fjords were there. It's just pretty Scandinavian coastline, rocky, heavily forested, with occasional towns and cities around harbors. But some of those "harbors" are really sounds leading to fjords, and extend inland for miles.

Here's the harbor of Stavanger, a typically picturesque small Scandinavian city where the ship is docked today. But the harbor leads into a fjord, which branches out and curls around into a couple more fjords. One of which, Lysefjord, I will be visiting this afternoon.


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