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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    Sigh, so much world and so little time to see it all...
    I've just zipped through this thread but shall have to return to look at all the pictures in detail when there's time!
    Good for you that you've had such a great trip.

    Cheers,

    Gernot H.

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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    A most excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing it.
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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    In case you were wondering, the fjord water has perfect salinity for making stews :-)



    We spent a rainy night at Brekkestranda before heading out in even more rain the next morning.



    As we approached the opening of the fjord, we left the rainclouds behind.





    One of the crew members has a small farm at the mouth of the fjord, so we stayed there for the night

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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    What auxilliary power does she have? I just can't tell.

    Fantastic thread. Fantastic photos. Fantastic land. You are --again-- making me wish I could move to Norway.

    Alex

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    I really enjoyed looking at the pictures. We went to Norway for vacation in August 2016. We visited Oslo, Trondheim, Kristiansund and Ålesund. I was quite impressed with the extensive network of undersea tunnels that they have built to get to the islands, particularly near Ålesund. I'm sure this opened up a lot more options for places to live. We did as much boat related stuff as we could while there.
    Will

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    Surely I recognize Per Otto in some of those photos? And the stop at Litla Færøy must have been with Roar?
    Last edited by lagspiller; 06-10-2018 at 05:12 PM.

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    What a wonderful thread. Thank you for sharing the pictures. The sunsets look phenomenal. The pics of the sheds made of old hull planks were fascinating. I'm definitely coming to visit!

    I have lots of questions for you, but I'll start with just a few:

    1. If I'm reading your route correctly, it looks like your trip was hundreds of km in length, yes?
    2. In the picture of the stone church, what is the wooden building perched on the stone arch?
    3. Tell us more about your boat. How well does she handle? What's the draft? What is your anchoring set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitsligo View Post
    What auxilliary power does she have? I just can't tell.

    Alex
    We have an outboard mounted in an engine well under the chart table you see in some of the pictures. The motor can be lifted during sailing, and the hole covered by a plate that sits flush with the hull.

    Quote Originally Posted by lagspiller View Post
    Surely I recognize Per Otto in some of those photos? And the stop at Litla Færøy must have been with Roar?
    Yep. Two points for you :-)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Bateau View Post
    What a wonderful thread. Thank you for sharing the pictures. The sunsets look phenomenal. The pics of the sheds made of old hull planks were fascinating. I'm definitely coming to visit!

    I have lots of questions for you, but I'll start with just a few:

    1. If I'm reading your route correctly, it looks like your trip was hundreds of km in length, yes?
    2. In the picture of the stone church, what is the wooden building perched on the stone arch?
    3. Tell us more about your boat. How well does she handle? What's the draft? What is your anchoring set up?

    -Bruce
    1. Yes. The trip was about 700 km.
    2. That is the bell tower.
    3. Will do. Just need to check my numbers first ;-)

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    You should get commission from the tourist board for drumming up visitors! Its exactly what the motorsailer project is intended for, especially the little wheel house. It would be tempting to move "next door", but your winters are often a bit longer than here. Thankyou for sharing, excellent photography. If you getting up to Lofoten, be sure to post about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haabet View Post
    We have an outboard mounted in an engine well under the chart table you see in some of the pictures. The motor can be lifted during sailing, and the hole covered by a plate that sits flush with the hull.



    Yep. Two points for you :-)



    1. Yes. The trip was about 700 km.
    2. That is the bell tower.
    3. Will do. Just need to check my numbers first ;-)
    Strewth, must be a chunky outboard. That boat doesn't look light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaraborgcraft View Post
    . If you getting up to Lofoten, be sure to post about it.
    Maybe you should come and join "Vestfjordseilasen" over to Lofoten. The regatta is held every year in june. Its a class for traditional boats too, and a lot of Fembøring and Åttring traditional boats.

    I hope to share some photos from our Åttring in this regatta, as I am part of the crew this year. I will share it in my thread here: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...eration-Bod%F8 (todays sneeky commercial)

    http://bodoseilforening.no/hovde-vestfjordseilasen/


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    Thanks Fredo! I will bear it in mind. Im on duty at present so this month wont be possible. I shall check out your thread. Maybe next year!

    Edit: I recall quite a few Germans who cruise the Norway coast in the summer, and found it amusing they all said the same thing, "dont tell the English about this place!"....... i find it hard to imagine that fjords are jam packed with boats outside of major towns in the height of holiday season......room for everyone i would think, even a few English.
    Last edited by skaraborgcraft; 06-13-2018 at 07:28 AM.

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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    Amazing. Thanks for letting the rest of us join in with your journey!
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    Default Re: The Norwegian west coast in an open boat.

    Fantastic thread. I think there may be a Fjord in my future.

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