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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Nordic Expedition, Part 10 -- The Narrow Passage

We boarded the ship, had lunch, and shortly after noon sailed away from Trondheim heading north again.

This is the famous Kjeungskjaer Lighthouse, supposed to be the most beautiful in Norway. There are many pictures of it on the internet, but so far as I can tell this is the only one to show the residents. They are standing in the doorway staring at us.

Nothing special, just some interesting clouds.

Bird Cuisnarts. Norway is really into wind power, much to the disadvantage of migrating birds.

As we headed northward we passed a lot of these isolated farmsteads. I can't imagine what it would be like to live in such solitude, but the Norse apparently like it.

More windpower.

Nothing special, just interesting rock formations.

The bridge over the Stokksund Strait -- we will be passing under the high arch.

Local people line the bridge staring at us as we pass. Why are so many people staring at us? Maybe because there is not a whole lot else to do.

We are now entering the Stokksund Strait, an extremely narrow passage.

After proceeding very slowly and carefully through the passage we enter open water again.

Where we catch up to and pass a slow-moving fishing boat.

This is another famous lighthouse -- the Buholmrasa. From this point for several hours we will be leaving the fjords and entering open seas of Folla.

Sailing the Folla heading for the Arctic Circle.

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