Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Northern Adventure

Welcome to the first instalment of the tale of my sailing trip from the Norwegian fjords to Iceland via the Shetland islands, Faroe islands and some adventures along the way. 

I joined the good ship Hummingbird in the bustling town of Stavanger in Norway. Our first day out involved an early breakfast and a quick trip up Priekestolen, or Pulpit Rock, an anvil shaped rock with a vertiginous drop of over 600m to Lysefjord below. The view from the top was pretty stunning which meant there was only one thing to be done… unashamed selfie time!

The beautiful fjord land of Norway provides some great exploring territory and some beautiful anchorages. We had this lovely secluded space to ourselves until a pair of locals turned up with and axe. Fortunately it was just for chopping wood and and doing some BBQing Norwegian style. 

The next stop on our tour of the land-of-the-midnight-sun is scheduled to be the island of Utsira. Knowing it only by it's appearance in the shipping forecast, I am intrigued to see the island for myself.

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