Norway Day 6 – Up the Coast and out to Sea

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Norway Day 6 – Up the Coast and out to Sea

After leaving Bergen by ship last night we woke up on the waves to a glorious sunrise greeting us aboard. The western coast of Norway, rocky and snow covered on a clear morning. What a wake up that was, freezing air blowing the face as you step on deck but the coldness forgotten as you see what is around you.

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After a few more hours we arrived at our destination for today … Ålesund. A small coastal city with a great surrounding of mountains, sea and fjords. A big sight for us was to go to the top of the mountain above it and look at it in full splendour. Beautiful architecture and waterscapes makes this place look wonderful in each direction you look or round every corner you take. In the harbour there are fishing boats cleaning up from another days catch and sale of Norwegian cod and shrimp. And I have never seen cod so large in my life.

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In the afternoon our treat was to go out and see first hand the cod fishing. We went aboard a fishing vessel and went to sea. After just 15 minutes the nets from yesterday were hauled in and it is hard to say how big these fish were without sounding as I was exagerating but I wouldn’t be… they were huge!

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In the evening it was time to taste some local fish in a local restaurant. Absolutely delicious!! Tomorrow we head a lot further North again by plane and see the huskies icon smile Norway Day 6   Up the Coast and out to Sea Yes! We are dog sledding.

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11 Responses to "Norway Day 6 – Up the Coast and out to Sea"

  1. Marianna  October 25, 2013 at 20:52

    I love the first image – it sets the imagination afire, and causes me to have itchy feet! Thanks for posting, Paul!

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    • Paul Steele  October 26, 2013 at 12:36

      Hi Marianna, thanks :) always good to have itchy feet in that way

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  2. Marie  May 19, 2013 at 02:08

    Great post! I live about three hours from Ålesund, in Kristiansund :) Norway is really pretty!

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  3. David - Life in Norway  January 8, 2013 at 13:12

    Thoroughly enjoying reading about your trip, there’s still much of the west coast I am yet to see.

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    • Paul Steele  January 17, 2013 at 12:34

      a gorgeous coast isn’t it, Summer or winter. TY

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